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Strategic Teacher

by Harvey F. Silver, Richard W. Strong and Matthew J. Perini

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Chapter 9. Inductive Learning

9. Inductive Learning

Strategy Overview

Inductive Learning helps students explore topics and concepts by grouping specific terms, vocabulary words, or visual data and then classifying them according to common attributes. In creating general and more inclusive categories, students establish their own criteria for classification. For example, if given a set of geometric shapes, students might consider grouping them into a variety of categories such as circles, triangles, shapes with four sides, three-dimensional shapes, irregular shapes, shapes with right angles, and so on. The strategy does not stop at categorization, however; it also asks students to devise clear labels for their categories, and then to make a set of predictions that they can verify or revise with evidence from a reading or other activities as they progress through a unit.


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