7E Learning Cycle Model: A Paradigm Shift in Instructional Approach

  • Shalini Sharma Research Scholar, Department of Education Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
  • Anurag Sankhian Supervisor and Associate Professor Government College of Education, Sector 20 D, Chandigarh, India
Keywords: Constructivist approach, Problem solving ability, Scientific process skills, Achievement, learning cycle model, Transfer of learning.


Technology has influenced all spheres of education and science. Almost every aspect of scientific exploration has been touched in some or other way by technology and much of today’s science would not be possible without it. Science is considered as the expanding, dynamic body of knowledge consisting of new domains of scientific thods and experiences. Present world is shaped profoundly by science and technology and thus bringing about scientific revolution to the society. In other words  science can be defined as the practical and intellectual activity that includes the study of the behavior and structure of the universe systematically through experimentation and observation. In today’s science curriculum the constructivist approach as a teaching methodology is being implemented in the classroom with an objective to provide the students ample opportunities to construct their own knowledge rather than becoming a passive absorber of science concepts. One of the onstructivist approach is 7E learning cycle model which has given due importance to the concept of transfer of learning which is an essential component in science education. Present paper throw lights upon the 7E learning cycle model and review the different research studies related to it. Research studies support that with this model students’ problem solving ability, achievement level and scientific process skills can be enhanced.

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Sharma, S., & Sankhian, A. (2018). 7E Learning Cycle Model: A Paradigm Shift in Instructional Approach. Shanlax International Journal of Education, 6(2), 13-22. Retrieved from https://www.shanlaxjournals.in/journals/index.php/education/article/view/2632