ERIC Number: ED292234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Competency Based Teacher Training Programme for the Instruction of Gifted and Talented Children.
Calitz, L. P.
A competency-based approach to gifted education is presented which recognizes the importance of developing teaching approaches to meet the needs of individual children. The paper begins with a definition of giftedness and talent and a description of parameters in the planning and design of a curriculum for gifted pupils. Four differentiation strategies to meet individual educational needs are outlined: enrichment, acceleration, individualization, and grouping. Characteristics of gifted children and special qualities needed by teachers of the gifted are listed. Competency-based teacher education is described as an attempt to improve teaching directly, through scientific methods. Basic teaching functions are explained, along with teaching skills and competencies which support those functions. The final section discusses the change in the teacher's role from being the only source of knowledge to being a manager of educational resources. Classroom management techniques for effectively implementing this new role are reviewed. (JDD)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Acceleration (Education), Classroom Techniques, Competency Based Teacher Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Enrichment Activities, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Individual Needs, Preservice Teacher Education, Special Programs, Talent, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the International Conference: Education for the Gifted "Ingenium 2000" (Stellenbosch, Republic of South Africa, June 26-29, 1984).