The 5E’s model

What is 5E?


First of all, I will be using this 5E approach in my Assignment 2. Therefore, I would like to share what is 5E over here. The 5E is an instructional model based on the constructivist approach to learning, it help the learners to build on or construct new ideas on top of their old ideas. In each of the 5E’s model, it describes a phase of learning, and each phase begins with the letter “E”: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate. The 5E’s allows students and teachers to experience common activities, and also use to build on prior knowledge and experience. Moreover, it helps to construct meaning and assess their understanding of a concept.

Below is the explanation of each phases:

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.

Explore: This phase of the 5 E’s provides students with a common base of experiences. They identify and develop concepts, processes, and skills. During this phase, students actively explore their environment or manipulate materials.

Explain: This phase of the 5 E’s helps students explain the concepts they have been exploring. They have opportunities to verbalize their conceptual understanding or to demonstrate new skills or behaviors. This phase also provides opportunities for teachers to introduce formal terms, definitions, and explanations for concepts, processes, skills, or behaviors.

Elaborate: This phase of the 5 E’s extends students’ conceptual understanding and allows them to practice skills and behaviors. Through new experiences, the learners develop deeper and broader understanding of major concepts, obtain more information about areas of interest, and refine their skills.

Evaluate: This phase of the 5 E’s encourages learners to assess their understanding and abilities and lets teachers evaluate students’ understanding of key concepts and skill development.

Next, Shan Yuen and Shireen did some explanation on it. Do have a look!



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