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Qualität von Bildung und Kultur- The Quality of Education and Culture

Theorie und Praxis - Theoretical and Practical Dimensions

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Edited By Gerd-Bodo von Carlsburg

Dieser Band dokumentiert eine Reihe von Beiträgen der XVI. Internationalen wissenschaftlichen Konferenz Bildungsreform und Lehrerausbildung zum Thema Qualität von Bildung und Kultur – Theorie und Praxis, die von der Pädagogischen Universität Vilnius (VPU) und der Pädagogischen Hochschule Heidelberg gemeinsam konzipiert und veranstaltet wurde. Das Hauptthema der Konferenz war: Bildungs- und Qualitätsstandards der Hochschul- und Schulbildung: humanistische Tradition und Perspektivenwechsel im Bildungs- und Erziehungsbereich unter Berücksichtigung neuer Strukturen des Denkens und Managementstrategien im Hinblick auf die Herausforderungen der Gesellschaft des kommenden Jahrzehnts.
This volume presents contributions of the 16 th International Scientific Meeting on The Reform of Education and Teacher’s Training to the topic The Quality of Education and Culture – Theoretical and Practical Dimensions. The meeting topic was: Combination of the University and High school education: humanistic/classical tradition and change of perspectives in the field of education and schooling under consideration of new structures of the thinking and management strategies with regard to the challenges of the society of the next decade.

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Change in the Conception of Giftedness in the Development of Cultures 167

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Agn Brandišauskien Change in the Conception of Giftedness in the Development of Cultures Abstract: The article analyses conceptions of giftedness in different cultures and the links between the cultures and the nature, contents and the spheres of mani- festation of giftedness are sought. A static change in the conception of gifted- ness into the dynamic and multi-aspect one is substantiated. The following pecu- liarity of modern conceptions of giftedness in post-modernistic culture is re- vealed: understanding giftedness as multiple nature of this phenomenon. The need for multicultural co-operation while integrating the contents of a certain culture into a general process of educating gifted pupils is met. Key words: culture, giftedness*, abilities, capabilities, intelligence, multicultur- ology. Introduction: Culture and an individual are two inseparable phenomena, which interact with one another but which are not identical. The connection between them reveals itself in the process of education too, where, on the one hand, it is recognised that an individual is the highest value and it is sought to create condi- tions for the development of individuality in a cultural space, on the other hand, the individual itself creates that culture, cherishes and changes it, being, accord- ing to Meil Lukšien (2000), not only its object but also its subject. Throughout the period of post-modernism the definition of these two phenomena is poly- semantic depending on the researchers’ attitudes and the objectives they pursue. The present articles is based on the definition of culture presented by A. Andri- jauskas (2003), which...

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