similar to laboratory method, although in the demonstration method, the teacher does the experiment before the class. In the laboratory method, the children perform the experiment and “learn by doing”.
used in the lower grades as there is much that needs explaining.
The expository method is advantageous under the following conditions When relevant information needs to be understood When pupils do not have the information firstname.lastname@example.org
3. When idea or principles can be learned only by explanation 4. Where the use of induction will take too much time or whenever the difficulties if its use outweigh its value. email@example.com
Steps of the expository method Approach Presentation Application firstname.lastname@example.org
Conditions for effective exposition Teacher’s thorough understanding of the subject matter Teacher’s comprehension of the children’s ability to understand the explanation email@example.com
3. Use of language and illustrations within the children’s experiences and understanding firstname.lastname@example.org
Evaluation of the exposition method Advantages: 1. Time saving 2. Best way to learn for those ear minded email@example.com
3. Best way to get appreciation as the teachers can interpret better than the pupils firstname.lastname@example.org
Disadvantages: 1. Explanation may be too fast for some pupils 2. Suited only for subject matter where there are plenty of rich, new facts email@example.com
3. Difficult to test pupils results as far as outcomes, other than information, are concerned. firstname.lastname@example.org
Errors to be guarded against in the exposition method 1. Too much or too little telling 2. Telling what can be developed email@example.com
3. Telling what the pupils can find out for themselves 4. Telling only what is in the book firstname.lastname@example.org