Research on Talent Development through the Lens of Developmental Science — David Dai
Monday, May 20, 2024, 10:15 – 11:15 am, Lawrence D. McHugh Hall, Room MCHU 201
Talent development research is often non-programmatic and conducted in a piecemeal fashion. This presentation introduces a developmental science perspective that can potentially provide a unified framework for developing a coherent agenda, coordinating research efforts and organizing research findings. Such a framework not only helps researchers situate their work in the overall landscape of relevant research, but also suggests specific research questions for a particular research focus and corresponding methods appropriate for addressing those questions. This presentation describes the framework and cyclic nature of research, from addressing foundational issues to mapping developmental underpinnings, and finally to designing useful educational and interventional provisions as an integral part of talent development.