Estes, Mintz and Gunter state, 'The thought attainment model is flexible and can be adapted in diversity of ways and with a diversity of materials' (Estes et al, 2011). View the video 'Guided Discovery of Dictionaries'. Then reflect on what you have observed in the video and respond to the given problems:
a) Concept attainment lessons take time and imagination to plan. Is it worth by using our limited time to teach with this model?
b) Describe the benefits of using this approach?
c) When would it be suitable to use this model? Give specific illustrations.
d) How can this model be employed to meet up the requirements of a diverse group of learners?
e) How can we maximize the time which we spend organizing a concept attainment lesson?