5 E’s!

Priscilla's World of Science

5/26/15

The 5 E’s is an instructional model based on the constructive pathway to learning, which says that learners build or construct new ideas on top of their old ideas.  The 5 E’s can be used with students of all ages, including adults.  Each of the 5 E’s describes a phase of learning, and each phase begins with the letter “E”: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate.  The 5 E’s allows students and teachers to experience common activities, to use and build on prior knowledge and experience, to construct meaning, and to continually assess their understanding of a concept.

Engage: This phase of the 5 E’s starts the process. An “engage” activity should do the following:

  1. Make connections between past and present learning experiences
  2. Anticipate activities and focus students’ thinking on the learning outcomes of current activities. Students should become mentally engaged in the concept, process, or skill to be learned.

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