Giftedness


Giftedness is not a disorder nor a problem. Yet gifted children, adolescents and also adults sometimes do experience problems learning or on social emotional aspects.
The core of those learning problems does not differ strongly from those "real" learning problems:
The education curriculum that regular schools offer is often not adjusted to meet the needs of these pupils. Parents are confronted with having to deal with children that are not developing like the children in their neighbourhood or classroom.
In many cases this leads to problems such as boredom in the classroom up to intolerant behaviour or depression.
A child can also be intellectually gifted and have genetically influenced problems or disorders. If you know your child is gifted or assume so, or teachers or friends have pointed this out to you and are seeking help regarding your questions please don't hesitate to contact me for advice or consultation.


I offer help varying from informing you on the traits of a gifted child, raising your child, developing a good learning attitude, creating a social network, finding the right educational environment, talking to teachers, finding friends, books, toys...

Make your first appointment to meet me with your questions here.

All creative ArtScience courses by Denken Horen Bouwen are suitable for gifted children.



School
I offer school consultation, helping gifted children to develop a positive learning attitude (growth mindset), motivation training, teaching metacognition
I can do this on an individual basis but also with a gifted group in your classroom.
You can also book me for speeches and trainings for a team of teachers.

I also offer creative courses made for gifted children by Denken Horen Bouwen in the classroom.






Denken Horen Bouwen
Creativity and diversity have been my labels since early childhood.
My company Denken Horen Bouwen offers a variety of creative courses for the gifted during the entire year.
All talented children are welcome with their curiosity, ideas, play and sensitivity.

The creative subjects are often a combination of Art and Sciences.
Workshops and courses can be: Music and Maths, Art and Architecture, Drawing and Literature, From idea to invention, Music composition and Analyses.

To motivate children I have developed a method learning in a certain predictable scheme continuously making switches between practice and theory.


Denken Horen Bouwen also offers courses by other artists and scientists.
Click here to see upcoming courses.

If you are interested in booking courses by Denken Horen Bouwen for your group, organization or your school you can contact me for possibilities.
Sometimes I also offer my work via gifted groups in Den Haag and Delft.

In my spare time I illustrate children's books, develop games and write compositions. I like drawing, painting, singing and playing the piano.


Leonardo da Vinci
The structure of the ArtScience courses by Denken Horen Bouwen are influenced by da Vinci's 7 principles:

1. CURIOSITÀ (CURIOSITY) —
"An insatiably curious approach to life and an unrelenting quest for continuous learning."
2. DIMONSTRATZIONE (INDEPENDENT THINKING) —
"A commitment to test knowledge through experience, persistence, and a willingness to learn from mistakes."
3. SENSAZIONE (REFINE YOUR SENSES) —
"The continual refinement of the senses, especially sight, as the means to clarify experience."
4. SFUMATO (EMBRACE UNCERTAINTY) — Literally translated as ‘Going up in Smoke’ —
"A willingness to embrace ambiguity, paradox, and uncertainty."
5. ARTE/SCIENZA (ART & SCIENCE, WHOLE-BRAIN THINKING) —
"The development of the balance between science and art, logic and imagination."
6. CORPORALITA (MIND-BODY CARE) —
"The cultivation of grace, ambidexterity, fitness, and poise."
7. CONNESSIONE (INTERCONNECTEDNESS) —
"A recognition and appreciation for the connectedness of all things and phenomena. Systems thinking."

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