Differentiating the Curriculum for Gifted and Talented Students
Not available in 2013
Previously offered in 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
This course examines recent developments in the concepts of intelligence, creativity and gifted children with special needs. An overview of the factors that contribute to gifted children underachieving and strategies to prevent and combat this shall be included. In addition, consideration is given to the ways in which curriculum may be differentiated to lead to improvements in the teaching of gifted children.
|Objectives||This course provides students with the opportunity to:
1. develop an understanding of a wide range of current concepts of intelligence, creativity and special need gifted children;
2. implement a sound theoretical basis for differentiating the curriculum in the teaching of the gifted and talented;
3. synthesize practical methods for the enhancement of high levels of talent; and
4. analyse the factors contributing to underachieving gifted children and design programs to combat this.
|Content||The following list indicates indicative course content:
*Concepts and enhancements of intelligence and creativity
*Gifted children with special needs
*Activities and programs used to develop the potential of individually gifted and talented students,
*Whole school activities and programs used to fulfill the needs of individually gifted and talented students,
*Differentiating programs used in the curriculum for gifted and talented students.
*Strategies to combat underachievement of gifted learners
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
|Teaching Methods||Self Directed Learning|
|Contact Hours||Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|