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ERIC Number: EJ919691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2276
The Multidimensional Curriculum Model (MdCM)
Vidergor, Hava E.
Gifted and Talented International, v25 n2 p153-165 Dec 2010
The multidimensional Curriculum Model (MdCM) helps teachers to better prepare gifted and able students for our changing world, acquiring much needed skills. It is influenced by general learning theory of constructivism, notions of preparing students for 21st century, Teaching the Future Model, and current comprehensive curriculum models for teaching gifted and able students integrating ICM, PCM and FPSP. The presentation of the new model follows criteria guidelines for analysis of curriculum models. The MdCM conceptual framework comprises six dimensions, 3 of which are content, process and product. The Uniqueness of the proposed model is expressed in three additional key dimensions or perspectives portraying how experts think. These key perspectives focus on the personal, global and time dimensions, interconnected among themselves, and with basic dimensions. The time perspective invites students to explore concepts, issues or products of interest, developing an awareness of trends, and predicting short-term and long-term future developments. K-12 applicability, applicability across schools and group settings, responding to gifted students' needs, and effectiveness data are addressed, along with basic instructions of unit design. (Contains 1 figure.)
World Council for Gifted and Talented Children. Western Kentucky University, Gary A. Ransdell Hall, 1906 College Heights Boulevard #11030. Tel: 270-745-4123; Fax: 270-745-6279; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A