instructional strategies: discussions
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Instructional Strategies: Discussions
By: 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 interesting.
They are challenging.
Students must think about the information and apply it to other concepts.
They are inclusive.
All 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
Elicit questions and answers
Help students internalize information
Evalute the effectiveness of instruction
How can you help your students learn?
Allow your students to discuss!