Curriculum for High Ability Learners

Issues, Trends and Practices

  • Liang See Tan
  • Letchmi Devi Ponnusamy
  • Chwee Geok Quek

Part of the Education Innovation Series book series (EDIN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Liang See Tan, Letchmi Devi Ponnusamy, Chwee Geok Quek
    Pages 1-10
  3. Tamra Stambaugh, Emily Mofield
    Pages 61-76
  4. Mary George Cheriyan, Lucille Puay Lan Yap-Chua
    Pages 131-147
  5. Sheau Yang Yak-Foo, Kar Boon Koh
    Pages 169-187
  6. Christopher Tzy Yung Tan, Adrian Loo
    Pages 205-221
  7. Chwee Geok Quek
    Pages 223-239
  8. Liang See Tan, Letchmi Devi Ponnusamy
    Pages 241-250
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 251-255

About this book


Given the increasing speed of change and the information explosion around the world, this book draws attention to the practice of teaching for conceptual understanding, which 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 discuss 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 – practitioners, curriculum writers, administrators and researchers – this book has assembled together 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.


Asian education system Concept-based curriculum Differentiated curriculum and pedagogies High ability learner School-based Curriculum Development Singapore curriculum Teacher learning ability-driven education curriculum design curriculum innovation

Editors and affiliations

  • Liang See Tan
    • 1
  • Letchmi Devi Ponnusamy
    • 2
  • Chwee Geok Quek
    • 3
  1. 1.National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Curriculum Planning and Development DivisionMinistry of EducationSingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-2695-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-2697-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-4874
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-4882
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