Global Talent and Giftedness Management: To Understand and Keep Competence, 7,5 högskolepoäng
Global Talent and Giftedness Management: To Understand and Keep Competence, 7.5 credits
Kursplan för studenter vår 2021
Kurskod: LGTK18
Fastställd av: Utbildningschef 2017-12-20
Reviderad av: Utbildningschef 2020-11-17
Gäller fr.o.m.: Våren 2021
Version: 3
Utbildningsnivå: Grundnivå
Utbildningsområde: Samhällsvetenskapliga området
Ämnesgrupp: PS1
Fördjupning: G1F
Huvudområde: Psykologi


On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

Kunskap och förståelse

- account for the notion of talent management and explain its development in an economic and political context
- identify varying cultural attributes by which talent management has developed in different parts of the world
- understand the need for a balance between objective transactional targets of employers and the subjective psychosocial needs of employees

Färdighet och förmåga

- explain the different definitions of talent and giftedness as well as their background character and purpose
- consider talent management in a socially sustainable way as based on available research evidence

Värderingsförmåga och förhållningssätt

- describe traditional models of talent management and classify them in the light of economic and historic development
- adapt talent management systems for gender, cultural and lifestyle diversity, equality, and social sustainability



The teaching consists of lectures, seminars and exercises performed individually or in groups.

A digital learning platform is used.

Students who have been admitted to and registered on a course have the right to receive instruction/supervision for the duration of the time period specified for the particular course to which they were accepted. After that, the right to receive instruction/supervision expires.

Undervisningen bedrivs på engelska.


General entry requirements and 30 credits in Psychology, or the equivalent. English proficiency is required. Exemption is granted from the requirement in Swedish.

Examination och betyg

Kursen bedöms med betygen A, B, C, D, E, FX eller F.

The grades A, B, C, D and E are all passing grades. For courses with more than one examination, students are given a final grade based on an overall assessment of all examinations included in the course. The final grade of the course is issued only when all course units have been passed.

The examination is based on the intended learning outcomes.

The course is examined through one individual written examination.

The examination must allow for students to be assessed on an individual basis. Further information concerning assessment of specific intended learning outcomes and grading criteria is provided at the beginning of the course.

Students are guaranteed a minimum of three attempts to pass an examination, including the regular attempt.

If a student has failed the same examination three times, the student can request that the next attempt be graded by a new examiner. The decision to accept or reject such a request is made by the associate dean of education. A student may not make a second attempt at any examination already passed in order to receive a higher grade.

In case a course is terminated or significantly altered, examination according to the earlier syllabus shall be offered on at least two occasions in the course of one year after the termination/alteration.

Poängregistrering av examinationen för kursen sker enligt följande system:
Individuell skriftlig tentamen7,5 hpA/B/C/D/E/FX/F


The instruction is followed up throughout the course. A course evaluation is conducted at the end of the course. A summary and comments are published in the learning management system. The evaluation constitutes a basis for future improvements to the course.


Deters, Juergen (2017). Global leadership talent management. Successful selection of global leadership talents as an integrated process. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing. 243 pages.

McDonnell, Anthony (2011). Still fighting "The War for Talent"? Bridging the science versus the practice gap. Journal of Business Psychology, 26, 169-173. 4 pages.

Persson, Roland, S. (2009). Intellectually gifted individuals' career choices and work satisfaction: a descriptiv study. Gifted and Talented International, 24(1), 11-24. 13 pages (Provided by HLK)

Persson, Roland. S. (2015). Through the looking-glass: understanding the social dynamics of human nature and gifted identity. In R. Klingner (Ed.), Make them shine. Identification and understanding of gifted children and consideration of their social and emotional needs (pp. 37-76). Zuerich, CH: LIT Verlag. 39 pages (Provided by HLK).

Schmidt, Eric & Rosenberg, Jonathan (2014). How Google works. London: John Murray. 284 pages.

Scullion, Hugh & Collings, Davd G. (Eds.). (2011). Global talent managament. London: Routledge. 200 pages.

In addition to the specified course literature, articles, book chapters etc. may be added according to the course instructor´s instructions.

Please note that changes may be made to the reading list up until one month before the start of the course.

Citing Sources – How to Create Literature References

The Interactive Anti-Plagiarism Guide – Jönköping University
Information about plagiarism at higher education institutions
Available in the learning management system