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Analysis of the Curriculum for the Science Gifted Education Center Based on the Core Competency of Gifted Students
New Phys.: Sae Mulli 2018; 68: 1338~1346
Published online December 31, 2018;
© 2018 New Physics: Sae Mulli.

Heekyong KIM1, Bongwoo LEE*2

1 Division of Science Education, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon 24341, Korea
2 Department of Science Education, Dankook University, Yongin 16890, Korea
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Received October 19, 2018; Revised November 2, 2018; Accepted November 6, 2018.
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The purpose of this study is to analyze the curriculum of a university-affiliated science gifted education center based on the core competencies and to suggest a direction for improving the education at the gifted education center. For this purpose, we set the 12 core competencies as follows: 6 cognitive competencies such as knowledge, creativity, scientific thinking ability, inquiry ability, problem solving ability and fusion ability, and 6 non-cognitive competencies such as task commitment, self-directed learning ability, motivation reinforcement and challenge, communication skills, collaboration ability and leadership. The curricula of the science gifted education centers reflect all the competencies, but some competencies are only potentially included in the contents of the programs. In this study, we present examples of education programs by each competences and suggest additional descriptions for the development of gifted education centers.
PACS numbers: 01.40.-d
Keywords: Science gifted student, Core competence, University-affiliated science gifted education center, Education program

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