|Inductive Model Summary|
• Induces students to classification of data and processing of information
• Utilizes fundamental higher – order thinking skills
• Teaches how to think (a learning strategy)
• Promotes deeper understanding and greater retention of knowledge and concepts
• Increases achievement; raises intellectual capacity
• Versatile (learner ability, ages, disciplines)
• Easy to adjust level of difficulty (reading load, conceptual load)
• Builds knowledge base, vocabulary
• Foster inquiry
• Teaches a method of approaching/processing new information
• Promotes active engagement, collaborative work, negotiating knowledge, learning how others think
• Provides opportunities for multiple reads; literacy rich • Many entry points to pique interest • Many ways to be successful
• Teaches/causes practice in all levels of thinking (i.e., knowledge, comprehension, compare/contrast, analysis, synthesis, application, evaluation)
• Provides enjoyable and interesting information
Phase 1 – Examining the Data Set
Becoming comfortable with the information drives this phase. Students can “enter” and “re-enter” the set in many ways.
Phase 2 – Concept Formation
Grouping is the heart of this phase. Encourage students to think attributes, what causes these items to be a group.
Phase 3 – Interpretation of Data
Interpreting, inferring, and generalizing is the heart of this phase. Students build and test hypotheses about relationships and explore these to build generalizations.
Phase 4 – Application and Extension
Searching for more examples, driving to deeper understandings, teaching out to other data outside the original set is the basis of this phase.