The University of Salamanca and the ATENEA Association collaborate in order to end with the deficiencies in the detection, identification and support for high intellectual capabilities.

Last Wednesday, the Faculty of Translation and Documentation held a colloquium titled “High Intellectual Capabilities: the importance of detection and assistance”.

The University of Salamanca and Salamanca’s Support Association for High Capabilities (ATENEA), have signed a collaboration agreement for enriching the after-school activities of children and teenagers with high intellectual capabilities. Our pursue is to be a model in the detection, education and awareness of high capabilities, and for this reason we will elaborate an ambitious Project.

In USAL, we are already working on coordinating research groups which will unite specialists and researchers from the University, associations and external entities, with the goal of improving detection and implementing measures that will enrich the education of children and teenagers with high intellectual capabilities.

The University of Salamanca is now looking for funding sources and infrastructures in order to initiate these investigations and create mechanisms that will involve primary and secondary schools and universities, as well as diverse institutions.

In this regard, we have already created the High Intellectual Capabilities Observatory with the aim of ending with the shortcomings in detecting, identifying and supporting high intellectual capabilities. Thanks to this initiative, USAL and ATENEA will offer courses, workshops, and seminars in the Faculties of the University of Salamanca in order to improve the training of future professors, teachers, psychologists and school counselors, in this area.

Within the framework of this agreement, Mª Dolores García Román, a researcher with a degree in psychology and the person in charge of the Support Unit for students with high intellectual capabilities of the Specialized Counselling Team from Málaga, gave a conference-colloquium on “High Intellectual Capabilities: importance of detection and support”.

 

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Unviersidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.

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