by TeachThought Staff
What is Concept Attainment?
How can it be used to promote critical thinking?
What grade levels is appropriate for?
Is it best used to introduce activities, learn content, or assess understanding?
Those are good questions that we should (directly or indirectly) get to over the next couple of days. We’re going to talk about it a lot–and for good reason: Concept Attain is a great instructional strategy that encourages thinking–abstract and concrete. It also fosters a brief kind of inquiry, requires inductive thinking, and can’t work without the engagement of students.
We’ll have several posts on Concept Attainment over the next couple of days. In this video, the Cult of Pedagogy does a fantastic job of providing both an overview and a how-to using Concept Attainment in the classroom. For more reading, see on what has been called a “detective game,” or “guess my rule,” see here for starters, and look for related TeachThought content.
For now, the video below is a fantastic introduction to the Concept Attainment model in the classroom.
How To Teach With The Concept Attainment Model; Using The Concept Attainment Model In The Classroom