University of Education and Teacher Training, Northwestern Switzerland
Victor Mueller-Oppliger has been the program director of the international Master studies in «Integrative Education of Gifted and Talent Development IBBF» from 2003 until 2017. He is a professor for educational psychology in the chair of «self regulated learning» at the University of Education and Teacher Training of Northwestern Switzerland. He is the founder of the Swiss international Master program in Gifted Education and Talent Development that collaborates close with the «Renzulli Center for Creativity, Gifted Education, and Talented Development», USA (located at the University of CT. He is also the director of the European Talent Center in Switzerland. His study program (Certificate and Master program following the policies of Bologna) has widespread into several other states; at the time the center serves Online Courses and Master programs to different foreign universities in Europe.
Victor Mueller-Oppliger is a guest lecturer in and outside Switzerland. He is a member of the General Committee and of the Educational Board of ECHA (European Council of High Abilities and one of the founders of IPEGE (International Panel of Experts in Gifted Education) as well as a delegate for Switzerland in the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC).
He also is author of numerous articles and editor of books in the field of gifted education and talent development and the organisator of the triennial International Conference in Gifted Education and Talent Development in Switzerland (next time: 2020).
His focus areas are «gifted education and talent development», «identification», «self driven learning», «learning architectures for differentiated and personalized learning processes», «coaching and mentoring», «adult education» and «school development»
- Contributions at Talent Education 2017
Self-realization, self-awareness and sense of social responsibility promoted by personalized learning arrangements (PLA)Paper
Gifted students need to recognize their above-average potentials in order to be motivated for personal efforts and to find sense in using their capabilities. In addition to these attitudes they need to develop strategies to transfer their abilities into high achievement. Apart from these learning aspects, they become aware that …More
- Contributions on other events
High-end learning in adaptive learning architectures (ALA) within «schools of inclusion»PaperTalent Education 2019High potential students often find themselves in a special situation within their social and learning surroundings which are widely average-oriented. «Adaptive Learning Architectures» (ALA) allow them to detect their above-average potentials, to develop attitudes and strategies to transfer their abilities into high achievement and to build up personal and social … More