ERIC Number: ED474461
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Curriculum Planning & Instructional Design for Gifted Learners.
This text on curriculum planning and instructional design for gifted students is based on a planning model and an instructional model. The planning model acknowledges the important roles of curriculum planners, of task analysis, and of the educational climate of a school. The instructional model emphasizes the characteristics of gifted learners, philosophy and goals, student goals, learner outcomes, and classroom implementation. Following an introductory chapter, individual chapters address: (1) research on curriculum models in gifted education; (2) standards of learning and gifted education; (3) developing systemwide curriculum documents; (4) the nature and curriculum needs of gifted learners; (5) developing a philosophy and goals for a gifted program; (6) developing learner outcomes; (7) developing activities and selecting resources; (8) selecting instructional strategies; (9) employing appropriate curriculum management strategies; (10) implement curricula for the gifted; (11) assessment of learning and evaluation of curriculum; and (12) toward coherent policy in gifted education. Appended are four sample curriculum units titled: "Investigating Weather Folklore" (Grade 4); "Time Line: A Scientist's History of the World" (Grades 4-6); "Building the Caduceus" (Grades 5-7); and "Principled Leadership" (Grades 9-10). (Individual chapters contain references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Instructional Design, Integrated Curriculum, Outcomes of Education, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Units of Study
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