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Title: Differentiated education for eco-engagement: Supporting teachers and challenging gifted students through community service projects
Contributor(s): Smith, Susen (author)
Publication Date: 2009
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Abstract: This chapter reinforces the importance of differentiating the curriculum and pedagogy to meet the individual needs of gifted students. The 'Education for Eco-engagement Program' (EfEP) is described, which supports teachers and challenges students to provide service to the community through education for sustainability. The EfEP can be used to differentiate teaching and learning through investigative project-based learning within authentic educational community contexts. An evaluation of the professional learning component of the program is reported. Participants felt affirmed for their current practices and challenged to use other strategies. They felt inspired and motivated to implement more project-based learning and viewed the workshops as supportive. Some implications for practice and research are provided.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: The Gifted Challenge: Challenging the Gifted, p. 79-89
Publisher: NSW Association for Gifted and Talented Children Inc
Place of Publication: Merrylands, Australia
ISBN: 9780980707403
Field of Research (FOR): 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 930201 Pedagogy
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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