ERIC Number: ED344363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
The University of Tulsa School for Gifted Children Enaction Curriculum, 1991-92.
Hollingsworth, Patricia L., Ed.
This document summarizes the curriculum at the University of Tulsa School for Gifted Children in Oklahoma. The curriculum is based on enaction theory which postulates that thinking is a matter of running a simulation in one's head and involves three steps: (1) creating a mental model; (2) manipulating that model; and (3) developing a strategy for problem solving. Other curriculum emphases include thematic content, utilizing the university connection, teachers as learners, and the importance of values. After an introduction, the curricula in language arts, math, science, social studies, and special subjects are briefly described for the levels of Early Childhood, Primary I, Primary II, Primary III, and Intermediate I. More detailed descriptions are given for Older Intermediates in the subject areas of math, language arts and enrichment, physical education, geography and great books, and history. The next section describes special subjects taught across many levels including computer, Spanish and French, general music, art and drama, Kumon (a method of teaching computational skills) developing multiple talents, intermediate science, and library/resource room skills. A scope and sequence chart concludes the curriculum description. The document ends with an article reprint, "Enaction Theory: A Theoretical Validation of the Enrichment Triad Model" by Patricia L. Hollingsworth. (Five references) (DB)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Arithmetic, Art Education, Cognitive Processes, Computer Literacy, Curriculum, Educational Methods, Elementary Education, French, Geography, History, Language Arts, Literature, Mathematics, Models, Music Education, Preschool Education, Problem Solving, Sciences, Social Studies, Spanish, Special Schools, Thinking Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tulsa Univ., OK. School for Gifted Children.
Identifiers: Enaction Theory; University of Tulsa School for Gifted Children OK