ERIC Number: ED197522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Teaching the Gifted and Talented in the Science Classroom.
Romey, William D.
As part of the "Educating Gifted and Talented Students" series, the booklet offers guidelines for teaching science to gifted and talented students. The first section titled "On Being Gifted and Talented" looks at the concept of excellence, normal distribution, and motivation; a model for the growth of intellect, skills, and giftedness; myths regarding the nature of giftedness; and the problem with a narrow view of giftedness. Characteristics of the gifted and types of giftedness are considered in a second section. The teaching of science is discussed in terms of progress in science through the school years, scientific literacy and the gifted, science as "serious business" or "play," competition and giftedness, the use of programs for the gifted as routes of change, and giftedness and advance placement in science. Various components of the learning environment (such as curriculum materials) are examined. Science activities are presented in areas which include perception, awareness, and observation; fantasy; values and perception; and creativity. Activities are provided throughout the document which correspond to the various topics covered. A brief discussion of basic skills as they relate to the gifted and a list of references conclude the booklet. (SBH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Science Activities, Science Instruction, Talent, Teaching Methods
NEA Order Department, The Academic Building, New Haven, CT 06516 ($4.50, Stock No. 0736-0-00); Also a part of "Educating Gifted and Talented Students" (Edupak) comprised of filmstrips, cassettes, books ($147.40, Stock No. 070-1-00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Note: A part of the Teaching the Gifted and Talented in the Content Area Series, Fred B. Tuttle, Jr., Series Editor. For related documents, see EC 131 721-728.