ERIC Number: ED453621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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The Multiple Menu Model: A Practical Guide for Developing Differentiated Curriculum.
Renzulli, Joseph S.; Leppien, Jann H.; Hays, Thomas S.
Based on constructivist learning theory, this guide presents six practical menus that are intended to guide curriculum developers as they bring together an understanding of a discipline, its content and methodologies, and a vast array of instructional techniques to challenge learners on all levels. It begins with a "Knowledge Menu" that is intended to aid educators as they locate a topic in the realm of knowledge, uncover the basic principles and concepts, and explore the methodology used by practicing professionals in the field. An "Instructional Objectives and Student Activities Menu" helps teachers address issues of balance between content and process objectives as they write the curriculum. The "Instructional Strategies Menu" reminds educators of the wide range of teaching strategies they can use within a lesson or unit. An "Instructional Sequences Menu" helps educators organize and sequence a unit or lesson to maximize impact and outcomes. The fifth menu, the "Artistic Modification Menu," encourages teachers to inject the curriculum with their own creative contributions, such as personal stories, collected memorabilia, and hobby materials. The final menu, the "Instructional Product Menu," presents the outcomes of learning experiences. Appendices include step-by-step planning guides, unit overviews, and a list of how-to resources. (CR)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Inclusive Schools, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Student Needs, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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