5 E Instructional Method
The 5E Model is most effective when students are encountering new concepts for the very first time because there is opportunity for a complete learning cycle. The sustained use of an effective, research-based instructional model can help students learn fundamental concepts.
Teachers who can incorporate instructional models like the 5E Model into their classrooms help students build a strong foundation of knowledge through active participation.
• Gain an understanding of the students’ prior knowledge and identify any knowledge gaps.Gain an understanding of the students’ prior knowledge and identify any knowledge gaps.
• Task students with asking opening questions
• Writing down on the board or chart paper what they already know about the topic
• Students actively explore the new concept through concrete learning experiences.
• Communicate with their peers to make observations.
• Students synthesize new knowledge and ask questions if they need further clarification.
• Teachers should ask students to share what they learned during the Explore phase before introducing technical information in a more direct manner
• Teachers utilize video, computer software, or other aides to boost understanding.
• Apply what they’ve learned.
•This helps them to develop a deeper understanding.
• Teachers may ask students to create presentations or conduct additional investigations to reinforce new skills.
•This phase allows students to cement their knowledge before evaluation.
•Allows for both formal and informal assessment.
•During this phase, teachers can observe their students and see whether they have a complete grasp of the core concepts.