ERIC Number: EJ849833
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
Why the Learning Cycle?
Marek, Edmund A.
Journal of Elementary Science Education, v20 n3 p63-69 Sum 2008
The learning cycle is a way to structure inquiry in school science and occurs in several sequential phases. A learning cycle moves children through a scientific investigation by having them first explore materials, then construct a concept, and finally apply or extend the concept to other situations. Why the learning cycle? Because it is a theory-based design for inquiry that works when implemented well. (Contains 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Science Education, Elementary School Science, Sequential Learning, Constructivism (Learning), Discovery Learning, Concept Formation, Theory Practice Relationship, Action Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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