ERIC Number: ED318135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Curricula and Teaching Strategies for Gifted Students. Monograph Prepared for the Leadership Accessing Program.
Maker, C. June
A framework for curriculum design and a set of guidelines for curriculum development in gifted education are presented. The major dimensions guiding curriculum development for gifted students are: content, process, product, and learning environment. Curriculum content should be developed in such a way that it becomes more abstract, complex, varied, organized in larger chunks, economical with regard to details, comprehensive, and relevant for the future. Processes should include questioning strategies, open-ended activities, discovery learning, reasoning, student freedom of choice, active interaction among students, contact with mentors, fast pacing, and a constant varying of methods. Products should address real problems, communicate to real audiences, transform information, and be evaluated from several points of view. The learning environment should be student-centered, designed to foster student independence, open to new ideas, accepting, complex, and highly mobile. A series of teaching activities is described illustrating implementation of these educational principles in the areas of economics, historical research, and robotics. Includes five references. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN. Gifted Education Resource Inst.; Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Office of Gifted and Talented Education.