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October 7, 2013

Concept Attainment Model

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An approach to help students elaborate and emphasize their understanding of ideas and to practice critical thinking.
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-Identify Topics: Choose a topic that is important for students to understand -Specify Learning Objectives: Be clear about certain goals for the students to achieve and specify the students to use critical thinking when learning the lesson -Selecting Examples/NonExamples: Examples are used to imply the characteristics of the concept while the Non-Examples are provided for students to create a relationship of contrasting -Sequence Examples/NonExamples: Examples and NonExamples should be arranged for students to examine to practice critical thinking and hypothesis making

-Introduction: Lessons need to be

carefully introduced so students can become comfortable because this type of lesson is different -Examples and Hypothesizing: Examples and Non-Examples are provided to the students so they can practice creating a hypothesis on the concept being taught -The Analysis Cycle: Examples and Non-Examples are provided in any order for students to use their critical thinking skills -Closure and Application: Students are asked to identify characteristics of the topic -concept mapping: students create relationships visually to help them elaborate the information they have learned

-Scientific Method is a way for the students to present the questions they are proposing, testing different ideas, and using patterns of thinking by using critical thinking. -As the students think about the information they have gathered, the scientific method and the concept mapping can assess how much information they have gathered throughout the lesson

-Group work can motivate students to work together and learn more -Groups are motivated to work together to contribute their part, whether it is creating a hypothesis or data -Students are motivated to learn more about the topic if they do not have much knowledge about it -The challenge of solving problems is satisfying in learning

So what? What is important to understand about this?

This model is designed to help students grasp a deeper understanding of a topic and to help develop critical thinking skills in order to elaborate information they have learned.