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Curriculum Models

Curriculum is a design plan for learning that requires the purposeful and proactive organization, sequencing, and management of the interactions among the teacher, the students, and the content deemed desirable for students. A model is a format for curriculum design developed to meet unique needs, contexts, and/or purposes in the classroom. In order to address these goals, curriculum developers design, reconfigure, or rearrange one or more key curriculum components. Curriculum for advanced learners is qualitatively different from curriculum in the regular classroom; some of the components of curriculum models for advanced learners include content, assessment, introduction/closure, teaching strategies, learning activities, grouping and pacing, products, resources, extension activities, and differentiation.

Providing appropriate curriculum for high-ability learners has been a continual focus of the field of gifted education. ...

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