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ERIC Number: EJ921109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Concept-Based Learning
Schill, Bethany; Howell, Linda
Science and Children, v48 n6 p40-45 Feb 2011
A major part of developing concept-based instruction is the use of an overarching idea to provide a conceptual lens through which students view the content of a particular subject. By using a conceptual lens to focus learning, students think at a much deeper level about the content and its facts (Erickson 2007). Therefore, the authors collaborated on an ecology unit with sixth graders that incorporated concept-based instruction into a problem-based activity. This article describes the steps they took to develop their concept-based unit. It also explains how students used their scientific skills of observing and inferring to explore and address an aerator problem in a pond ecosystem. (Contains 5 figures and 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A