Special Education 471
EDSP 471: Teaching the Gifted Child
Prerequisites: EDSP 361 and a minimum 2.5 GPA
Credit Hours: (3)
Introduces students to the gifted child, including identification, characteristics, and special problem areas, and appropriate curricular approaches in teaching and guiding the gifted.
Detailed Description of Content of Course
This course is designed for juniors, seniors, and graduate students who wish to learn more of the nature of the gifted child, his problems, his learning needs, and his place in the public schools.
Definition, identification, and characteristics of the gifted child
- Stereotypes of the gifted
- The USDE definition of giftedness
- The Renzulli definition of giftedness
- Giftedness and cultural biases
Objectives for the gifted
- Content modifications
- Skill modifications
- Diagnosis for planning
Special Problem Areas
- Gifted underachievers
- The culturally different gifted
- Unresolved issues
- Special Interest Readings in Each Area
Detailed Description of Conduct of Course
A variety of instructional strategies will be used, including, but not limited to, lecture, case study(ies), classroom assignment, program planning, project(s) and exams.
Exams and project presentation.
Other Course Information
Review and Approval
September 2001 Alice Anderson