Africa Borges

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Institution: Universidad de La Laguna
Country: Spain
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Africa Borges has a Degree in Psychology by the University of Valencia and a Phd in Psychology by the University of La Laguna. She is a reader in the Department of Clinical Pshychology, Psychobiology and Methodology at the University of La Laguna. She has developed her research in the evaluation of educational programmes since 2010, starting a research line to evaluate teachers’ behaviours, employing observational methodology. Her expertise includes the creation of measurement instruments.
Since 2001 she has been the director of the Research Group on Giftedness, where she directs Phd, grade and masters thesis. In 2004 she created the Comprehensive Program for High Abilities (PIPAC in Spanish) which is an out-of-school program for gifted and talented children and their families. This program has spread beyond our borders and nowadays it is being carried out in two universities of Mexico, the University Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, and the University of Guadalajara.
She is the director of the International Network of Research, Intervention and Assessment in High Intellectual Abilities (REINEVA, in Spanish), member of the and Asociación Española de Metodología de las Ciencias del Comportamiento (AEMCCO), of the European Association of Methodology, the European Council for High Ability and director of the digital magazine of science in the disciplines of Psychology and Education, Talincrea (Talent, Intelligence and creativity).