Type I to III Enrichment
Good, better, best. Never let it rest.
Till your good is better and your better best.
The Schoolwide Enrichment Model describes
three kinds of interdependent types of enrichment. The idea behind
enrichment activities in SEM is to let a student achieve
success by working in his special area of interest.
- Type I Enrichment
activities are general exploring experiences to get students interested
in a particular topic.
- Type II Enrichment
activities provide group training, they let students practice the
skills and acquire the knowledge they will need to successfully conduct
their own activities
- Type III Enrichment
activities are individual or small group investigations of real
problems based on students interests and skills with the aim to produce
a product for real audiences.
engage in type III activities the following skills (practiced in type
II activities) are useful:
training (creativity; creative problem solving and decision making;
critical and logical thinking)
training (see Emotional Intelligence)
how-to-learn skills (listening; observing; perceiving; note taking and
outlining; interviewing and surveying; analyzing and organizing data)
advanced research skills and reference materials (preparing for type
III investigations; library skills; community resources)
written, oral and visual communication skills
students who conduct type III activities present them to other students
to get them also interested in an activity.
- Renzulli, Joseph S. & Reis, Sally M.: The
Schoolwide Enrichment Model Second Edition; Creative
Learning Press, Mansfield 1997, p. 14-15, 115-293
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