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    • Instructional Strategies: Discussions By: Natalie Stewart
    • Learning
    • What is it?
    • The development of new knowledge
    • How do students learn?  
    • They interact with information
    • Can teachers promote learning?
    • Yes!
    • Discussions enhance learning
    • Ideas are exchanged
    • Opinions are voiced
    • What are the benefits?
    • They are interesting                          It is more appealing to students than sitting in a lecture. 
    • They are challenging             Students must think about the information and apply it to other  concepts.
    • They are inlcusive       All students are given the opportunity to engage in the discussion.
    • They promote the growth of new ideas
    • What are the limitations?
    • Limited participation
    • Sometimes unchallenging
    • 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 be implemented 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 can you help your students learn?  
    • Allow your students to discuss!