International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Prof. Dr. Taisir subhi Yamin Ideas Activities
  • General Director, The International Centre for Innovation in Education (ICIE)
    Ulm, Germany
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    Tel 00491729297632
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  • Organizations:

    The International Centre for Innovation in Education (ICIE)
    Université Paris Descartes
    International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP)
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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Taisir Subhi Yamin is a professor of gifted education. He has a B.Sc. in Physics, an M.A. in Special Education, and a Ph.D. in Gifted Education and Computer Assisted Learning from Lancaster University in England. He is the recipient of academic prizes and fellowships from Jordan, England, and the U.S.A. including a Fulbright Award (1996), and the British Council scholarship. Prof. Yamin is active in the field of science popularization, and has written 16 books, a large number of articles, chapters in edited books, and research papers. In addition, he has developed a number of training packages to develop productive thinking skills (Creative thinking, critical thinking, creative problem solving, and future problem solving). He is an active member of an impressive list of academic institutions including: the British Educational Research Association (BERA), the European Council for High Ability (ECHA), Bahrain Association for the Gifted and Talented; President, Jordanian Association of Physicists, the National Committee for Gifted Education; Founder, the Qatari Centre for the Gifted and Talented. He is also the National Chancellor and Vice President of the International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP). He was a delegate of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC) for about ten years. In 2002 he was elected as a member of the executive committee of the WCGTC. Professor Yamin was involved in developing UAE project for the gifted and talented in Ulm University. In addition, he has established, in cooperation with Todd Lubart and Sandra Linke, the International Centre for Innovation in Education (ICIE). The ICIE has three branches in: France, Germany, and Sweden. In 2005 he was named editor-in-chief of the international journal in gifted education: “Gifted and Talented International”. More recently he joined the teaching staff and the international research team at Université Paris Descartes. In March 2009, he was elected as the President of the WCGTC for the coming four years.

The 5th international conference on "Excellence in Education 2011" will celebrate the International Year of Chemistry.

The International Centre for Innovation in Education (ICIE) is pleased to announce the 5th International Conference on “Excellence in Education 2010: Giftedness, Creativity & Development”. This conference is a partnership with İstanbul University and other leading international institutions. It is planned to take place on (July 6-9, 2011).

This International Conference will provide a conference programme with the highest caliber of Keynote speakers including Nobel Laureate, invited speakers, and a large number of scholars and presenters alongside a selection of exhibitors. This conference is another milestone in the journey towards leadership, creativity, and innovation.

The ICIE Conference is designed for: university academics, psychologists, education policy advisers and managers, educational psychologists, business and industry leaders, gifted and talented program coordinators, school heads, teachers, graduate students, parents and caretakers.

The conference is aiming to: ● Encourage volunteer spirit ● Promote excellence and sustain quality ● Connect Communities ● Strive for improvement ● Evolve responsibly ● Meet community expectations of quality ● Sustain competitiveness and viability ● Balance innovation with core essentials.

The conference will cover (11) topics, including: ◙ Advances in Creativity and Innovation ◙ Education for Peace ◙ Gifted Education: Practices, programmes, and models of excellence in education ◙ Learning Environment: Standards and curricula, tasks and materials, and communication ◙ Educational Management: Leadership, administration, and investment ◙ Instructors and Teachers: Competencies, teaching methods, and staff development ◙ Integrated Services: Guidance and counseling, community services, and mentorship ◙ Technology and e-Learning ◙ Learners: Competencies, individual differences, assessment, intervention, development, and life-long learning ◙ Programme Development: Examples, planning models and components, implementation and evaluation ◙ Future Trends: Globalization and networking, civic education, and building creative climates.

For more information contact:

Dr. Sandra Linke, Director, ICIE,


Ms. Özlem Petek Hün, Regional Director, ICIE-Türkiye,


For more details about the conference, will you please access the following website: