ERIC Number: ED365010
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
A Multidimensional Curriculum for Academically Gifted Students: Educating the Whole Person at the Indiana Academy.
The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities provides a comprehensive academic program in a residential setting for approximately 300 academically gifted high school juniors and seniors. Operated by Ball State University, the Academy has created a curriculum with three dimensions--one for learning a core body of knowledge (the Core Curriculum), one for experiencing the process of discovery and exploration (the Exploratory Curriculum), and one for nurturing total growth and cultural enrichment (the Extended Curriculum). Planning for the curriculum involved an assessment of the Academy's context, goals, programs, and learning outcomes. The Core Curriculum includes subject areas in science, mathematics, and humanities, as well as a program of interdisciplinary colloquia. The Exploratory Curriculum consists of research seminars, apprenticeships, and elective courses. The Extended Curriculum consists of the wellness program, community service, cultural events, and other extracurricular activities. All these components work together to produce integrated learning outcomes. (Contains 10 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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