Concept-Based Curriculum

A concept-based curriculum is a framework that is used by our Gifted Education Specialist in Bessemer City Schools. Research indicates that a concept-based curriculum is the best practice in providing gifted students with a challenging and meaningful curriculum. Conceptual teaching includes discovering generalizations, understanding essential understandings, and answering guiding questions. This framework promotes higher-level thinking skills, and its engaging approach to teaching enriches student thinking and learning. It focuses on providing students with opportunities to think abstractly and make meaningful connections rather than focusing on memorizing facts.