Instruction Model - Concept Attainment
Concept attainment mirrors the natural way we develop concepts and organize our view of the world around us. Students will have the opportunity to express their thoughts and compare them to the expressions of others. This develops the students' abilities to think effectively and, when practiced in a group, think more flexibly.
When to Use Concept Attainment
This instructional model is useful when helping students to develop concepts that are just being introduced. As students develop the model, they are also developing internal models that will help them later.
Steps in the Concept Attainment Model
Adapted from pg 81-96, Gunter, Estes, Schwab, Instruction, a Models Approach, 4th Edition, 2003, Allyn and Bacon
Gunter, Estes, Schwab, Instruction, a Models Approach, 4th Edition, 2003, Allyn and Bacon
David E. McAdams. Instruction Model - Concept Attainment. 9 August 2007. Life is a Story Problem.org. URL: http://www.lifeisastoryproblem.org/lesson/mdl_conc_attain.html.