5E Inquiry learning cycle - Long Beach Unified School District

Report
Engage
Evaluate
Elaborate
Explore
Explain
inquiry-based instruction
the development of understanding through
investigation – that is, asking question,
determining appropriate methods, gathering
data, thinking critically about
relationships between evidence and
explanations, and formulating and
communicating logical arguments.
(ADAPTED FROM THE NATIONAL SCIENCE EDUCATION
STANDARDS, NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL [NRC}, 1996
WHY INQUIRY-BASED INSTRUCTION?
• Students need to do and experience the
world around them as an integral part of
learning
• A successful 21st century learner must be
able to think critically, communicate ideas
effectively, and collaborate with others
• And honestly… our societal needs have
vastly changed! A “learned person” was
one time considered to be someone with a
memorized set of discrete facts and could
perform basic skills.
Teacher
Telling
Prescriptive
Inquiry
Guided
Inquiry
Open
Inquiry
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Generate Interest
Access prior knowledge
Connect to past knowledge
Set parameters for the focus
Frame the idea
• Experience key concepts
• Discover new skills
• Probe, inquire, and question
experiences
• Examine their thinking
• Establish relationships and
understanding
• Connect prior knowledge and
background to new discoveries
• Communicate new
understandings
• Connect informal language to
formal language
• Apply new learning to a new or
similar situation
• Extend and explain concept
being explored
• Communicate new
understanding with formal
language
• Assess understanding (self, peer,
and teacher evaluation)
• Demonstrate understanding of new
concept by observation or openended response
• Apply within problem situation
• Show evidence of accomplishment

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