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Principal

7 E's as a new approach of teaching in Science

It is has been implemented that this approach shall be used in teaching Science subject, the 7 E's approach. Science teachers of Juan Sumulong Elementary have been using this approach in their teachings since its implementation. Let us know what really is the 7 E's approach.

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The 7Es of Lesson Planning

The 7 Es of Learning stands for Elicit, Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Extend, Evaluate. It is actually related to the 5 Es of Learning but with a bit of more specified parts. According to EPicture2ducatingmatters:

                 I initially came across this idea a few years ago when I was using some materials provided by Upd8 (Science ASE Resource). The 7es provided a clear framework for designing Science lessons. The more I used it, the more I couldn’t believe I hadn’t seen it before. Making small changes to my old lesson plans e.g. moving the part where students explored before my explanation had massive impact on engagement and progress. I had always delivered fast pace, high energy lessons that had a mix of activities (VAK). However, without realising my best lessons were the ones that were closest matched to this framework.

In most cases you will start with the “Elicit”. Here you can find out what the students know by eliciting responses from them. This can be done in a variety of ways, such as “Quick Quizes, MCQs, Post-it notes, mini whiteboards, KWL, traffic lights etc. This is also a good opportunity to deal with students misunderstandings.
The next stage is the “Engage” stage. This can come before or after the elicit stage. In this stage you want to engage interest and curiosity, raise “The BIG questions” and provide the “HOOK” for why the students want to learn.
During the “Explore” stage, pupils should be given opportunities to work together, independent of you,their teacher to explore. As the teacher, you should set up the task, but then become the facilitator, helping students by asking questions and observing. (In Scientific enquiry using Piagets theory, this is a time for disequilibrium. This is an opportunity for students to test their predictions, problem solve, research, ultimately find out themselves.)
Following the explore stage I would next go onto the “Explain” stage of the lesson. During this stage I would use what students had discovered in the explore stage to help them build a concept. I would try to encourage the students to explain concepts and definitions in their own words, ask for justification and clarification before providing them with new labels, definitions and theory.

The next stage is the stage that will be KEY in assessing their progress, knowledge and understanding. Students may work independently during this stage to demonstrate learning. This is where students formalise and apply their learning.
In some cases you may require an additional “Extend” stage. In this stage you are encouraging the students to apply or extend the concepts and skills in new situations. Students make connections not just in the subject/ideas studied but also beyond it. They are able to apply ideas/generalise and transfer principles.
While it is expected that evaluation will continue throughout the process, the evaluate section is the section where you the teacher evaluate the learning that has occurred. This should also include self-reflection and evaluation from the student. I personally link back to the learning outcomes to assess the progress that has been made.