EPTS Curriculum Model: Optimum curriculum differentiator for the education of gifted students

SAK U., Ayas B.

Gifted Education International, vol.36, no.2, pp.154-169, 2020 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0261429420917879
  • Journal Name: Gifted Education International
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, ASSIA, IBZ Online, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, Educational research abstracts (ERA), ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.154-169
  • Keywords: curriculum development, curriculum differentiation, Gifted education
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


© The Author(s) 2020.In this article, we review the Education Programs for Talented Students (EPTS) Curriculum Model, its applications in program development, and research carried out on its effectiveness. The EPTS Curriculum Model, an enrichment model, was developed to differentiate regular curriculum and to design new curriculum for gifted students. It is a two-component model. The first component includes content standards at four levels. The second component is composed of three-stratum ability skills. Besides the EPTS Curriculum Model, the EPTS Curriculum Differentiator is used as a method to make acceleration and enrichment together in regular curriculum. The Differentiator has seven regions. Each region provides a different means to make differentiations in regular curriculum.