Differentiation, Enrichment, Gifted and Talented, Inclusive Classroom
Chandra, Doreen Vikashni
Schools, in general, should inspire to provide a curriculum that caters to the learning needs of all the learners including gifted and talented learners. The pedagogies of teaching should be transformational where all learners have the opportunity to explore and enhance their gifts and talents within an inclusive classroom context, with a provision of a wide repertoire of enrichment experiences. Keeping the idea of inclusive curriculum and classrooms in mind, I am proposing an extension to Renzulli’s Enrichment Triad Model which could be used within the schools' mainstream education classrooms to support the advanced level learning of all learners including the gifted and talented learners. Every school should be a place for supporting the talents of high potential self-motivated learners who have the potential and ability to re-create and develop new and creative ideas and ways of thinking. The proposed model will provide greater opportunities for learners to take control of their learning and self-assess the products of their creativity. Issues that impact on the successful practice of the proposed model within the regular classroom are also discussed.