Things to consider: Sometimes a direct approach is better. Design lessons carefully.
Scaffold the lesson to build on prior knowledge. Practice makes perfect.
Helpful Hints The Discovery strategy takes proper planning and time Plan ahead for problems
Remember that students may be doing most of this work on their own. Create step by step Instructions.
Pros Gives students A feeling of control. Engages students at all levels of learning. Uses repeated steps to reinforce knowledge Of skills learned.
Cons Time Consuming. Proper Preparation Is key. Can lead to misunderstandings about content areas.
FYI The use of instructional Technology and media can Promote discovery and Inquiry in students! Ask your school media specialist to help guide both you and your students through relevant materials.