Category Archives: 5 E Instructional Model

Launching DREAMS.. Reflections on NASA MMS Launch Events

Launching DREAMS.. Reflections on NASA MMS Launch Events.

Prototyping and Instructional Design Reflection

This week was a great start to learning advanced instructional design techniques.

Rapid Prototyping and Quality Matters

Whitney Kilgore’s presentation on Rapid Prototyping and Quality Matters was very interesting.  As a lifelong student and contributor in the online environment,  the recognition that quality matters is essential to the online learning environment.   It is essential for standards to be in place.  Rapid prototyping allows for simple navigation.  Quality matters is more than branding, as Whitney mentioned.  It is the overal experience that is most important to users and students.  Online environments are just now understanding the need for systemic learning approaches in LMS.

I Like the Idea of Prototyping.

Problem Based Learning

October Smith’s presentation on Problem-Based Learning was also enlightening as PBL engages students to critically think, reflect, and approach problems collaboratively.  Learning technologies foster communication by capturing applications to allow for students to research, process and contribute.  I view problem based learning as an instructional strategy, which is instrumental to developing critical thinking and creative skills.  

Exploring 5 E and Learning Technologies

What do you understand about instructional design from what you have read so far?

Instructional design is an evolving science.  The role of technology has increased the pace of learning, provided richness and depth to the learning process, and potentially gives learners an engaging experience.  Approaches to instructional design will continue to evolve as learning technologies rapidly evolve.  Global approaches and trends to research in instructional design methods will be interesting to follow.

What model will you present for class? Why? What interests you about it?

I am very interested in the effect of the 5E instructional design method utilizing learning technologies on middle school rural students.  Recent literature review suggests a need to explore the 5E instructional model and 21st century skills or learning outcomes.  New Designs for Elementary School Science and Health describes the BSCS 5E instructional model as phases  to include Engagement, Explanation, Exploration, Elaboration,  and Evaluation (BSCS, 1989).  

BSCS and IBM (1989). New Designs for Elementary Science and Health: A Cooperative

Project between Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) and International
Business Machines (IBM). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.

Porandokht Fazelian, Abdolrarim Naveh ebrahim, Saeed Soraghi, The effect of 5E instructional design model on learning and retention of sciences for middle class students, Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 5, 2010, Pages 140-143, ISSN 1877-0428, 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.07.062.
Keywords: 5E instructional design model- learning- retention- sciences