This site uses cookies for user authentication, optional permanent login and monitoring the number of page views (Google Analytics).
Do you agree with cookies being used in accordance with our Privacy policy? You can change your decision regarding the use of cookies on the Privacy page.

I want to know more

Horizons of Psychology :: Psihološka obzorja

Scientific and Professional Psychological Journal of the Slovenian Psychologists' Association

Indexed in:
Academic OneFile

Member of DOAJ and CrossRef



My Account

Most viewed articles


« Back to Volume 23 (2014)

flag Pojdi na slovensko stran članka / Go to the article page in Slovene

The multi-dimensional talent support tool (mBET) – a systemic approach towards individualized support of the gifted and talented in Austria

Johanna Stahl

pdf Full text (pdf)  |  Views: 40  |  flagWritten in English.  |  Published: March 29, 2015

pdf  |  Cited By: CrossRef (0)

Abstract: Providing gifted students with personalized talent development programs is a challenge for teachers and educators alike. The multi-dimensional talent development tool (mBET) guides teachers on their way to individualized gifted programs. Within a holistic and systemic concept of giftedness, the mBET brings together the perspectives of teachers, parents and the individual student in assessing talents as well as relevant personality characteristics and environment factors. By facilitating support-oriented round-table talks, the mBET helps teachers, parents and students to develop individually tailored talent development programs, taking into consideration both talents and other factors relevant for successful gifted education (i.e. non-cognitive personality characteristics and environmental factors).

Keywords: gifted, talented, special needs, education, Austria

Stahl, J. (2014). The multi-dimensional talent support tool (mBET) – a systemic approach towards individualized support of the gifted and talented in Austria. Psihološka obzorja, 23, 163–167.

Reference list

Austrian Federal Chancellery. (2013). Work programme of the Austrian Federal Government 2013-2018: Austria: A story of success. Retrieved Sept. 03, 2014 from

Döpfner, M., Plück, J., Bölte, S., Lenz, K., Melchers, P., & Heim, K. (1998). CBCL / 4-18: Elternfragebogen über das Verhalten von Kindern und Jugendlichen: Arbeitsgruppe Kinder-, Jugend- und Familiendiagnostik [Parent questionnaire on the behavior of children and young people: working group for children, youth and family diagnostics] (2nd ed.). Köln: Arbeitsgruppe Kinder-, Jugend- und Familiendiagnostik.

Fritz, A., Rosner, W., & Rogl, S. (2014). Talent und Begabung in Österreich [Talent and vocation in Austria]. In M. Stamm (Ed.), Handbuch Talententwicklung: Theorien, Methoden und Praxis in Psychologie und Pädagogik [Manual of Talent Development: Theories, Methods and Practice in Psychology and Education] (pp. 303–315). Bern, Germany: Huber.

Gilliam, J. E., Carpenter, B. O., & Christensen, J. R. (1996). Gifted and Talented Evaluation Scales (GATES). Austin, TX, USA: PRO-ED.

Heller, K. A., Perleth, C., & Lim, T. K. (2005). The Munich Model of Giftedness designed to identify and promote gifted students. In R. J. Sternberg & J. E. Davidson (Eds.), Conceptions of giftedness (2nd ed., pp. 147–170). New York, NJ, USA: Cambridge University Press. CrossRef

Janowski, A., Rauer, W., & Fittkau, B. (1994). Beurteilungshilfen für Lehrer (BFL): Handanweisung für die Durchführung, Auswertung und Interpretation [Assessment tools for teachers: Instructions for implementation, evaluation and interpretation]. Braunschweig, Germany: Westermann.

Köhler, T. (Ed.). (2007). Die begabungsfördernde Gliederung des österreichischen Schulwesens: Begabtenförderung und Begabungsforschung in Österreich: Bilanz und Perspektive: 1996–2006 [The division for talent promotion in Austrian Education: Gifted and Talent Research in Austria: Balance and perspective: 1996-2006] (p. 11). Wien, Austria: Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur.

McCarney, S. B., & Arthaud, T. J. (2009). Gifted Evaluation Scale Third Edition (GES-3) . Columbia, MO, USA: Hawthorne.

Pfeiffer, S. I., & Jarosewich, T. (2003). Gifted Rating Scales (GRS) . San Antonio, TX, USA: The Psychological Corporation.

Renzulli, J. S., Smith, L. H., White, A. J., Callahan, C. M., Hartman, R. K., & Westberg, K. L. (2002). Scales for Rating the Behavioral Characteristics of Superior Students: Revised Edition. Mansfield Center, CT, USA: Creative Learning Press.

Renzulli, J. S., Smith, L. H., White, A. J., Callahan, C. M., Hartman, R. K., Westberg, K. L., ... Sytsma, R. E. (2013). Scales for Rating the Behavioral Characteristics of Superior Students (Renzulli Scales). Waco, TX, USA: Prufrock.

Rogl, S., Schmid, F., & Stahl, J. (2013). Lösungsorientierte Gesprächsführung mit dem mBET: Leitfaden für ein Fördergespräch [Solution-oriented conversation with the MBET: Guidelines for a conveyor week]. Salzburg, Austria: ÖZBF.

Ryser, G., & McConnell, K. (2004). SIGS Scales for Identifying Gifted Students. Waco, TX, USA: Prufrock.

Stahl, J., Rogl, S., & Schmid, F. (2015). Das multi-dimensionale Begabungs-Entwicklungs-Tool (mBET): Manual [The multi-dimensional talent development tool (MBET): Manual]. Manuscript in preparation.

Wagner, H. (1981). Hamburger Verhaltensbeurteilungsliste (HAVEL). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

Weilguny, W. M., Resch, C., Samhaber, E., & Hartel, B. (2011). Weißbuch: Begabungs- und Exzellenzförderung. Salzburg, Austria: ÖZBF.

WHO. (2007). International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: Children & Youth Version (ICF-CY). Geneva: WHO.

Ziegler, A. (2005). The Actiotope Model of Giftedness. In R. J. Sternberg & J. E. Davidson (Eds.), Conceptions of Giftedness (2nd ed., pp. 411–436). New York: Cambridge University Press. CrossRef

Ziegler, A., & Stöger, H. (2009). Begabungsförderung aus einer systemischen Perspektive [Gifted education from a systemic perspective]. Journal für Begabtenförderung, 9, 6–31.

« Back to Volume 23 (2014)