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ERIC Number: EJ912502
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
The Concept Attainment Strategy: Inductive Lessons on Arachnids and Isomers
Reid, Barbara
Science Teacher, v78 n1 p51-55 Jan 2011
The concept attainment lesson, recommended by Joyce, Weil, and Calhoun (2004), is designed to give students practice in analyzing data and developing critical-thinking skills--without a complicated lab setup. The inductive lesson structure leads students step by step to an in-depth understanding of a new idea and scaffolds their thinking as they piece together essential attributes of the target concept. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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