EPSE 408 (3.0) Online – Course Outline
- Weekly Learning Journal Reflections or posts to the Discussion Forum
- One group/individual assignment: Matching learning strategies to strengths for gifted learners
- Four individual assignments: Curriculum transformation; Personal inquiry project proposal; Personal Inquiry project (including self-evaluation); Response to peers’ personal inquiry projects
Planning elementary and secondary level programs for highly able learners. (UBC Calendar)
This online course provides a survey of programming options and curriculum for highly able learners from Kindergarten to Grade 12. It includes strategies with which to match abilities and needs to curriculum and covers a variety of program delivery models. Course participants will be invited to explore areas of interest in designing appropriate learning experiences for highly able learners.
It is recommended that students have their teaching certificates. Students should take this course in conjunction with the online course EPSE 303 offered in September of each year. EPSE 303 and EPSE 408 are complementary courses, providing background in understanding the characteristics and needs of highly able learners followed by in-depth consideration of how to meet those needs in the inclusive classroom.
- Recognition of the cognitive and affective characteristics of advanced development, the learning profiles of highly able learners and their curricular implications
- Understanding of general principles for planning appropriate educational experiences that optimize the development of giftedness and creativity
- Application of the foundational principles of curriculum planning for highly able learners
- Acquiring a repertoire of curriculum planning and programming strategies
|1||Programming Options for Higher Ability Learners
|2||Students with artistic, athletic and musical gifts
|3||Designing Curriculum for Engagement and Challenge
|4||Specific Strategies for Differentiating Curriculum
|5||Interventions and Individual Educational Plans
|6||Principles in Designing Literature and Writing Experiences for Highly Able Learners
|7||Principles in Designing a Mathematics Curriculum for Highly Able Learners
|8||Critical Thinking – Its Process and Application
|9||Designing Qualitatively Different Curriculum
|10||Mentorship: Supporting Independent Learning
|11||Researching Our Practice and Evaluating Curriculum
|12||Personal inquiry project submissions and responses|
REQUIRED COURSE MATERIAL
Required readings will be made available through UBC Library’s e-journal system. It is expected that you will supplement the assigned readings with readings relevant to your own interests. Additional references are included in the course modules.
There is no textbook required.
This is an online course. Students are required to have a computer, access to the Internet, and a Campus Wide Login ID and password to access the course website.
LIBRARY RESOURCES: Connect From Home
Your EZproxy connection will allow you to access library resources from your computer on or off campus. For more information, go to http://services.library.ubc.ca/off-campus-access/connect-from-home/
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Latest Revision on: March 22, 2017