ERIC Number: ED381965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
The University School Enaction Curriculum, 1994-95.
Hollingsworth, Patricia L., Ed.
This booklet for parents summarizes the curriculum at the University of Tulsa School for Gifted Children in Oklahoma. Program goals are to: (1) enhance academic achievement; (2) provide an emotionally supportive and intellectually challenging atmosphere; and (3) develop a creative and positive approach to school learning. A major premise of enaction theory, on which the curriculum is based, is that learning is facilitated by the use of active and interactive methods within a thematic content approach. Maximum utilization of university resources as well as a variety of other proven instructional strategies also characterize the curriculum. The curriculum of each of the five lower school divisions (early childhood through Intermediate I) is described in terms of overall approach, language arts, math, science, social studies, work areas or individual projects, and special subjects. More detailed descriptions are given for the curriculum at the older intermediate levels in the subject areas of math, physical education, kumon (a method of teaching computational skills), language arts, and social studies. Special subjects taught across levels are also described, including computers, Spanish, music, drama, art, kumon math, library, resource room, and science. A scope and sequence chart concludes the curriculum description. The document ends with an article reprint, "Enaction Theory: A Theoretical Validation of the Enrichment Triad Model" by Patricia L. Hollingsworth. Contains 18 references. (DB)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Arithmetic, Art Education, Cognitive Processes, Computer Literacy, Curriculum, Early Childhood Education, Educational Methods, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Language Arts, Mathematics Curriculum, Music Education, Sciences, Social Studies, Spanish, Special Schools, Teaching Models
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tulsa Univ., OK. School for Gifted Children.