Enhancing Science Teaching by Doing MOREby: Lori Carillo, Chris Lee, and Dawn Rickey

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Students need guidance regarding how to think through the inquiry process but such scaffolding is often missing from secondary school laboratory programs. The Model-Observe-Reflect-Explain (MORE) Thinking Frame is an instructional tool that provides the structure necessary for students to engage in high-level inquiry.

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  • on Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:59 AM

Whether one uses the well established 5 E learning and teaching model (Engage, Explore, Explain, Extend, Evaluate), MORE, or some other inquiry structure to frame lessons, best practices (like accessing prior knowledge, uncovering misconceptions, checking for understanding, etc.) should be strategically included. The Model-Observe-Reflect-Explain (MORE) thinking frame does just that for students needing practice in modeling and reflecting. If your students need to practice the skills of conceptualizing through making models and reflecting, MORE is a good learning framework to incorporate. The authors include a grading rubric that compares students’ initial and refined models.

Carolyn Mohr  (Buffalo Grove, IL)
Carolyn Mohr (Buffalo Grove, IL)

  • on Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:01 PM

MORE (Model-Observe-Reflect-Explain) is a ‘Thinking Frame’ that can be used in secondary classroom to help students develop scientific inquiry skills. Reading the article provides the background for the development of this process and aspects of each of the four components. There is an example of how this could be applied in a classroom activity. After reading the article which includes a rubric, more examples should be provided to explain how to adapt labs to this model.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

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