The BSCS 5E Model was developed in the late 1980s and built on the work of other educators, particularly the Karplus and Thier learning cycle. It approaches education from a constructivist perspective and is rooted in the works of John Dewey.
Constructivism is essentially a theory about how people learn. According to this theory, people construct their own understanding of the world through their experiences and reflections. It is the role of the teacher to help students construct accurate understandings.
The 5E Model is a framework created to help teachers design instructional sequences that guide students through the necessary steps toward the construction of new knowledge. The creators of the 5E Model wanted a framework that was easy to remember (thus the 5 E's) and relatively self-explanatory -- Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate.
Think you might already be using the 5E Model in your classroom? Wondering where you may need to improve? Complete iExploreScience's 5E Classroom Quick Check to evaluate how your own teaching practices align to the 5E Model.
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