Renzulli’s Enrichment Triad Model
The Enrichment Triad Model

Type 1 Enrichment Activities are designed to expose students to a wide variety of disciplines, topics, occupations, hobbies, persons, places, and events that would not be covered in a regular classroom.  Type 1 experiences can involve the following:
Contacting speakers
Arranging demonstrations, trips, and/or performances
Using varied materials such as films, slides, videos, print and non-print media

Type 2 Enrichment Activities promote the development of thinking and feeling processes such as:
Creative thinking, problem solving, and critical thinking skills
A wide variety of specific learning how-to-learn skills
Skills in the use of advanced-level reference materials
Written, oral, and visual communication

Type 3 Enrichment Activities involve pursuing “self-selected” areas (within guideline topics) for advanced content acquisition and process training in which students assume the role of first-hand inquirer.  The goals of these type activities include the following:
Providing opportunities to apply interests, knowledge, creative ideas, and task commitment to a selective problem
Acquiring advanced-level understanding of knowledge (content) and methodology (process)
Developing authentic products
Developing self-directed learning skills in the areas of planning, organization, resource utilization, time management, decision-making, and self-evaluation
Developing task commitment, self-confidence, and feelings of creative accomplishment.