Daniel Hernández Torrano, Assistant Professor

Daniel Hernández Torrano, Assistant Professor

Daniel Hernández Torrano is an Assistant Professor in the GSE. Torrano obtained his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Murcia in Spain, and has held research positions at the University College London (UK), Universidade do Minho (Portugal), and University of Connecticut (USA). His main areas of interest are modern approaches to intelligence, creative and critical thinking in the area of science, and the education of gifted and talented students. 


EDUC 600 Research Methods

EDUC 613 Children as Learners

EDUC 614 Psychology and Education

EDUC 660 Theories of Inclusive Education

EDUC 701 Advanced Methods of Educational Research

EDUC 712 Educational Policy and Reform

EDUC 640 Thesis Seminar

EDUC 603 Tutorial

Selected publications

  • Hernández-Torrano, D., & Saranli, G. (in press). A Cross-Cultural perspective about the implementation and adaptation process of the Schoolwide Enrichment Model. Gifted Education International. [link]
  • Hernández-Torrano, D., Ferrándiz, C., Ferrando, M., Prieto, M. D., & Fernández, M. C. (2014). The theory of multiple intelligences in the identification of high-ability students. Anales de Psicología, 30(1), 192-200. doi: 10.6018/analesps.30.1.148271 [link]
  • Hernández-Torrano, D., Prieto, M. D., Ferrándiz, C., Bermejo, R., & Sáinz, M. (2013). Characteristics leading teachers to nominate secondary students as gifted in Spain. Gifted Child Quarterly, 57, 181-196. doi:10.1177/0016986213490197. [link]
  • Ferrándiz, C., Hernández, D., Bermejo, M. R., Ferrando, M., & Prieto, M. D. (2012). Social and Emotional Intelligence in Childhood and Adolescence: Spanish Validation of a Measurement Instrument. Journal of Psychodidactics, 17(2), 309-338. doi: 10.1387/RevPsicodidact.2814. [link]
  • Sánchez-Ruiz, M. J., Hernández-Torrano, D., Pérez-González, J. C., Batey, M., & Petrides, K. V. (2011). The relationship between trait emotional intelligence and creativity across different subject domains. Motivation and Emotion, 35(4), 461-473. doi: 10.1007/S11031-011-9227-8 [link]

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Graduate School of Education
Nazarbayev University
53 Kabanbay Batyr Ave.,
Astana, 010000, Republic of Kazakhstan
Office: +7(7172) 70 9359
Email: daniel.torrano@nu.edu.kz

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