Examining the Learning Cycle

Brown, Patrick L.; Abell, Sandra K.
January 2007
Science & Children;Jan2007, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p58
Academic Journal
Question & Answer
The article presents a question and answer advisory regarding the learning cycle. A question regarding the sufficiency of the hands-on method in learning science was asked. It was stated that hands-on was necessary but not sufficient to help students learn science. To a question regarding the definition of the learning cycle, it was said to be based on three phases of instruction namely, exploration, concept introduction and concept application. The learning cycle approach helps students make sense of scientific ideas, improve their scientific reasoning and increase their engagement in science class.


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