Expanding the 5E Model: A proposed 7E model emphasizes "transfer of learning" and the importance of eliciting prior understandingby: Arthur Eisenkraft

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Research on how people learn and the incorporation of that research into lesson plans and curriculum demands that the highly successful 5E model be expanded to a 7E model. The 7E model proposes the addition of eliciting prior understanding and extending beyond simple elaboration. This model encourages teachers to elicit, engage, explore, explain, elaborate, evaluate, and extend.

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  • on Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:37 AM

This is a wonderful article to pass along to new teachers as they begin their teaching. We use this model for our curriculum units and have found that when teachers are given the background information presented int the article, they are more likely to incorporate the suggested strategies.

Yolanda Smith-Evans  (Houston, TX)
Yolanda Smith-Evans (Houston, TX)

  • on Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:07 AM

This article has become a staple for my district as our department, Secondary Science Curriculum, references the information in all our curriculum documents. Administrators as well as teachers understand the model and how the components can be used to implement instruction.

Yolanda Smith-Evans  (Houston, TX)
Yolanda Smith-Evans (Houston, TX)

  • on Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:51 PM

Whether you are fluent in using the 5E inquiry model or just beginning to try it out, this article is worth reading. It makes connections for students to their own life and prior knowledge that are implied but not elaborated on in the traditional model. It also fits the structure of UbD lesson design extremely well.

Caryn Meirs  (Smithtown, NY)
Caryn Meirs (Smithtown, NY)

  • on Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:21 AM

I really enjoyed this article that is included with our New Teacher Fellowship program. In this article they give great ideas to incorporate the expanded 7 E's; Elicit, Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate, and Extend.

Jaime Kupfner  (Parkersburg, WV)
Jaime Kupfner (Parkersburg, WV)

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