Science Bits, in conjunction with the Barcelona Knowledge Hub has organised a conference by the distinguished American pedagogue Rodger W. Bybee, the director of the team that created the 5E instructional model.

Rodger W. Bybee is one of the most renowned pedagogues in the United States in the field of science education. He has over 40 years of teaching experience in primary education, secondary education and higher education. Dr. Bybee was executive director of the National Research Council’s (NRC) for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education (CSMEE), executive director of the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, and one of the forerunners of the latest science curriculum developed in the US: the Next Generation Science Standards. He currently serves on advisory boards for The National Academies, The US Department of Education, The National Science Foundation, and The American Institute of Biological Sciences. He previously chaired the National Forum for the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for the 2006 PISA tests in science.

What: Conference by Rodger W. Bybee on the 5E instructional model.

When: Wednesday, April 29, at 18h.

Where: Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, CCCB (Montalegre, 5, 08001 Barcelona).

Science Bits is the project of the International Science Teaching Foundation that promotes the introduction of constructivist methodologies in classrooms around the world.

About the 5E Model

The 5E Model of Learning is a constructivist model with 5 stages: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate.

These stages aim to mobilise students’ prior knowledge; connect their ideas with the newly acquired knowledge through discovery and learning-by-doing; provide formal explanations of concepts that would otherwise be difficult to discover intuitively; and grant opportunities to demonstrate comprehensive learning by means of practical application.

Developed by the Biological Science Curriculum Study (BSCS) team and headed by Dr. Rodger W. Bybee, the 5E model has been used in several primary and secondary schools across the United States since the 1980s. Studies on the model have shown there is significant improvement in conceptual learning, skills development, as well as greater interest in science by students.

Registration in now available online.

More information on the following website.