Adapting the 5E teaching model to remote classrooms

A comprehensive teaching model helps educators identify strategies that motivate learners to discover new things, to explore a new field of knowledge (or continue exploring previous ones, but with more effective approaches), and at the same time, it provides a useful assessment system. It’s an ambitious endeavor, with the long-term objective of achieving better learning outcomes and identifying more efficient teaching methods.

Based on the findings of Atkin and Karplus and their learning cycle model for teaching science, the 5E teaching model describes a five-stage sequence program that can be adapted to a wide range of teaching contexts, from individual lessons to more comprehensive learning units.

Let’s see how the model can be adapted to online teaching, especially in the challenging times of imposed social distancing and uncertainties regarding the start of the next academic year.

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