Published May 31, 2023

Peiyu Gu  


The 5E instructional framework is a pedagogical approach that consists of five distinct phases, namely engagement, exploration, explanation, elaboration, and evaluation, which together form a comprehensive learning cycle. Each stage denotes a crucial instructional process. The objective of the model is to facilitate the development of a robust knowledge base among students through their active engagement. This paper provides an overview of the historical development of the 5E Model and evaluates its application in the context of Chinese elementary education. The aim is to offer valuable insights into this educational strategy for teachers in the Chinese basic education system.


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5E Instructional Model, Learning Cycle, Basic Education, Classroom Instruction

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How to Cite
Gu, P. (2023). The Application of the 5E Instructional Model in Chinese Basic Education. Science Insights Education Frontiers, 16(1), 2445–2455. https://doi.org/10.15354/sief.23.re115