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ERIC Number: ED354709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
A Conceptual Overview of Science Education for High Ability Learners. Developing Science Curriculum for High Ability Learners K-8.
VanTassel-Baska, Joyce; And Others
This concept paper outlines the rationale for a project on the development of science curriculum for K-8 high ability learners. The rationale was developed through a synthesis of major recommendations from national science reform reports and from a review of the literature on effective science curriculum for high ability learners. The paper begins with a summary of the background research, with emphasis on six key curriculum components: (1) developing an understanding of scientific concepts; (2) developing scientific inquiry skills; (3) developing a knowledge base in science areas; (4) developing interdisciplinary connections; (5) developing problem-based learning approaches; and (6) developing scientific habits of mind. Then major project objectives are outlined. These include: review of promising science curriculum materials for high ability learners; development of papers on key science concepts; development of a curriculum scope and sequence model; conducting a summer institute on teaching science to gifted learners; development of a set of exemplary science curriculum units; field testing of newly developed curriculum; and generation of scholarly publications. A glossary defines key terms and an appendix provides a synthesis of science report recommendations. (Contains 59 references.) (DB)
College of William and Mary, Center for Gifted Education, P.O. Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795 ($4).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. School of Education.