Jasna Cvetković Lay, Psychologist,
Specialist in Gifted Education, Adviser
For several years she worked as an associate at the Office of
Schooling, in the Croatian Ministry of Education and Sport. She trained
educators end other professionals in the field of developmental & educational
psychology, and she also worked as a mentor, introducing psychologists to their
individual work. As a supervisor in UNICEF projects for psycho-social help to
children affected by war, she especially worked in the area of traumatic
psychology, for which she has acquired her expert
knowledge in professional seminar "Trauma prevention and treatment" in
Expert knowledge in the field of Gifted Education she
acquired in Great Britain and Netherlands In Great Britain she also finished in
service teacher training held by experts and visited many institutions such as
National Associations for Gifted Children, National Associations for Curriculum
Enrichment, Bromley Developmental and Teacher Training Center, Newton's Prep
School, Windmill School, Middlesex University, Reading University etc. Her
education was financially supported by British Council in
Bistrić - Center for gifted
child development (NGO) together with a group of colleagues, whose aim is to
apply in practice the knowledge about gifted children and ways of working with
them. In the few year she has held a series of
practical and theoretical trainings and workshops for educators and people who
work with gifted children. She is a permanent adviser to parents of gifted
As an associate at the Slovene Office of Schooling, for the last two years she has been training the educators in the area of the development of a positive self-concept in a child and the gifted educations.
She has published several works and gave reports at
professional conferences in
In 2000 when she finished ECHA postgraduate training and got ECHA diploma. She invited representatives from 11 countries in transition and organizes the international conference "National networks for Gifted Children" with support of Center for the Study of Giftednes and European Council for High Ability. She also edited the international conference proceedings.
works as adviser for gifted children and youth
and prepare new handbook for creative thinking. In
2002. she became the national ECHA corespodent from Croatia. His report for year
2003 is here.
In 2002. she became the national ECHA corespodent from Croatia. His report for year 2003 is here.
Croatian psychological association has assigned her annual psychological award Marko Marulić in 2003. for remarkably valuable contribution in applied psychology. From 2005. she lectured the Gifted Education course for students of psychology on University of Zagreb.
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