Dr Tan Liang See publishes "Curriculum for High Ability Learners: Issues, Trends and Practices"
Monday, 31 July 2017
Dr Tan Liang See, Head of the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice and Assistant Dean (School Partnerships) at Office of Education Research in NIE, Dr Letchmi Devi Ponnusamy, Lecturer with the Early Childhood and Special Needs Education Academic Group at NIE, and Dr Quek Chwee Geok, Principal Specialist, Gifted Education Branch at the Ministry of Education, Singapore, edited a book titled “Curriculum for High Ability Learners: Issues, Trends and Practices.
Published by Springer, this book draws attention to the practice of teaching for conceptual understanding that has been heralded as an effective approach within many curriculum frameworks. This book is pivotal in documenting and analyzing efforts in creating concept-based curriculum and pedagogies for high ability learners.
Contributors of this book discussed key concepts and trends in their curriculum development efforts for high ability learners, as well as the challenges and solutions in their work. Drawing from a wide group of educators ranging from practitioners, curriculum writers and administrators to researchers – this book has assembled a range of perspectives on the processes, outcomes and implications of using concept-based curriculum and pedagogies in a dynamic educational landscape. These informed perspectives highlighted by the contributors will prove insightful and inspirational to practitioners, policy makers and other stakeholders alike.