GENERAL PRINCIPLESA. Clearly defined objective which isunderstood by all the participants.B. Leader to guide and coordinateproceeding.C. The main points in the discussionshould be recorded.
D. Everyone should feel free toparticipate.E. Shy persons should beencourages to contribute.F. All points of view should befairly considered.
G. Discussion should keep to the point.H. Properly closed with a report,decision, recommendation or summingup of the matter discussed.I. The members of the group shouldcome to the conclusion with a basicknowledge of the topic to be discussed.
DISCUSSION TECHNIQUES PROPER PLANNINGPREPARING STUDENTS FOR DISCUSSIONDISCUSSION GUIDING TECHNIQUES
DISCUSSION GUIDING TECHNIQUES•Open the discussion session with akeynote address.•Ensuring participation of all studentsis very important.•Make sure that opinions or viewpointsare between the group members
•Group leaders have to summarizethe viewpoints•Discussion ends with a concludingnote
A panel discussion is a situationin which a group of people aregathered together to discuss anissue, often to provide feedbackor to discuss an issue of publicconcern in front of an audience.
INSTRUCTOR:•Plays most important role in paneldiscussion•Plans how, where, when paneldiscussion will be organized•Prepares the schedule for paneldiscussion•Sometimes rehearsal is also planned
MODERATOR:•Discussion on the theme andencourages interaction•Summarizes and highlights thepoints•Should have mastery on thetheme or problem.
PANELISTS:•There are 4- 8 panelists•Members sits in a semi- circleshape•The moderator sits in themiddle•Mastery of the subject matter.
AUDIENCE•Audience are allowed to putquestion•Seek clarification•Present their point of viewand their experiences
ORGANISING PANEL METHODS•Rehearsal before actual discussion•Equal distance•Quick thinkers and facile talkers•Knowing the limits of topic
•Moderator should be selected carefully•Audience will have the opportunity•Equal opportunity to express their views