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ERIC Number: EJ921653
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
A Learning Cycle for All Students
Duran, Emilio; Duran, Lena; Haney, Jodi; Scheuermann, Amy
Science Teacher, v78 n3 p56-60 Mar 2011
The National Science Education Standards are designed to provide a vision of scientific literacy for "all" students--regardless of age, race, ethnic background, English-language proficiency, socioeconomic status, disability, or giftedness. One of the most powerful strategies in science instruction--which aligns with the Standards--is the use of learning cycles and instructional models. This article suggests modifying the 5E--Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate--instructional model by inserting an "Express" phase to assess and ensure that all students are progressing adequately through the early phases of the cycle. (Contains 1 figure and lists 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A