ERIC Number: ED371543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Classrooms with Growing Room. Playing Smart: Enrichment in the Home. Lessons without Limits.
Three papers by the same author address: (1) educational methods for gifted children in the regular classroom; (2) principles of enriching the gifted child's development in the home; and (3) modifying lessons to optimally challenge gifted students. The first paper is titled, "Classrooms with Growing Room." It stresses the need for gifted children in regular classes to be provided with learning tasks that are beyond their actual level of development, in the "zone of proximal development." Principles of modifying lessons to meet individual student needs are suggested which are consistent with the changing roles of the teacher and the learner suggested by the current educational reform movements. The second paper is titled, "Playing Smart: Enrichment in the Home." This paper offers nine characteristics of activities which foster learning. These include interaction with a more able individual, making choices, open-endedness, multiple levels of difficulty, opportunities to learn from mistakes, and reflection time and talk. A list of suggested materials is attached. The third paper is titled, "Lessons without Limits" and describes a method of using observational student data to differentiate regular lessons and expand the student's learning beyond the core objective. (DB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Environment, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Individualized Instruction, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Mainstreaming, Parent Student Relationship, Parents as Teachers, Play, Student Development, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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