instructional strategies: discussions
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Instructional Strategies: DiscussionsBy: Natalie Stewart
What is it?
The development of new knowledge
How do students learn?
They interact with information
Can teachers promote learning?
Discussions enhance learning
Ideas are exchanged
Opinions are voiced
What are the benefits?
They are interestingIt is more appealing to students than sitting in a lecture.
They are challenging Students must think about the information and apply it to otherconcepts.
They are inlcusiveAll students are given the opportunity to engage in the discussion.
They promote the growth of new ideas
What are the limitations?
Topics may be too difficult
May not be effective with young students
How can it be incorporated into the classroom?
Discussions can be used to activate prior knowledge.Discuss what you already know.
Discussions can be used to self-assess understanding.
Discussions can beimplemented after a presentation to elicit questions and answers.
Discussions can be used to help students internalize information.
Discussions can be implemented to evalute the effectiveness of instruction.
How canyou help your students learn?
Allow your students to discuss!