ERIC Number: ED461240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
The University School Enaction Curriculum, 2001-2002.
Hollingsworth, Patricia L., Ed.
This document presents the curriculum of the University School at the University of Tulsa (Oklahoma), an early childhood and elementary school for academically gifted students. The curriculum is based on enaction theory, which emphasizes active, interdisciplinary learning involving three steps: (1) concept introduction through active and interactive methods; (2) extension and refining of the concept; and (3) evaluation of what has been learned and its potential usefulness. The curriculum also emphasizes the importance of content, connection with the university, integration of other curriculum strategies, and teachers as learners. Introductory material includes a message from the school's director, a summary of administrative policies, and a curriculum summary. The overall curriculum is then described for each of the nine class levels from Early Childhood through Intermediate II. Information is provided on teacher background, curriculum goals, objectives, and the program by major subject area. Special subject areas are separately described with information on goals, objectives, and major activities for students at each level. These special subjects include music, computers, science, physical education, Spanish, art, library, developing multiple talents, and Kumon math. Also provided is a curriculum scope and sequence chart, a summary of the school's 20-year history, and a brief article on giftedness in children. (DB)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Curriculum, Early Childhood Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
University School at the University of Tulsa, 600 S. College Ave., Tulsa, OK 74104. Tel: 918-631-5060; Fax: 918-631-5065; Web site: http://www.uschool.utulsa.edu. For full text: http://www.uschool.utulsa.edu/currguide/currguide.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tulsa Univ., OK. School for Gifted Children.