Dimitrios Moustakas is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Educational and Social Policy of the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece. He graduated with honors from the Mathematics Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and he continued with postgraduate studies, which led to an MSc in Information Systems and an MSc in Special Education. Serving as a teacher in secondary education during the last years, he realized the limited opportunities that high ability students are offered for reaching their full potential. This was the motivation behind his decision to conduct research on the special characteristics and needs of the gifted and talented students, focusing on their cognitive and metacognitive skills, achievement motivation and academic emotions. This endeavor has been significantly facilitated so far by his close cooperation with Sofia-Eleftheria Gonida, Professor at the School of Psychology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and with the Center for Talented Youth in Greece.
His research visit under the Fulbright scholarship scheme at the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University, a pioneering research center with a long history of building expertise on talented students, will further provide him with invaluable hands-on experience and skills for meeting, and even exceeding, the initial aims of the study. It will also have a substantial effect on his future career goals, both as an educator and a researcher. His aspiration is to serve at the Ministry of Education as a skilled professional for supporting school teachers to address the special needs of high ability students, and raise awareness within the educational community about this important but underestimated issue.
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