Instructional Strategies: Discussions

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  • 1. Instructional Strategies: Discussions By: Natalie Stewart
  • 2. Learning
  • 3. What is it?
  • 4. The development of new knowledge
  • 5. How do students learn?  
  • 6. They interact with information
  • 7. Can teachers promote learning?
  • 8. Yes!
  • 9. Discussions enhance learning
  • 10. Ideas are exchanged
  • 11. Opinions are voiced
  • 12. What are the benefits?
  • 13. They are interesting                          It is more appealing to students than sitting in a lecture. 
  • 14. They are challenging             Students must think about the information and apply it to other  concepts.
  • 15. They are inlcusive       All students are given the opportunity to engage in the discussion.
  • 16. They promote the growth of new ideas
  • 17. What are the limitations?
  • 18. Limited participation
  • 19. Sometimes unchallenging
  • 20. Topics may be too difficult
  • 21. May not be effective with young students 
  • 22. How can it be incorporated into the classroom?
  • 23. Discussions can be used to activate prior knowledge. Discuss   what you already   know.
  • 24. Discussions can be used to self-assess understanding.
  • 25. Discussions can be implemented after a presentation to elicit questions and answers.  
  • 26. Discussions can be used to help students internalize information.
  • 27. Discussions can be implemented to evalute the effectiveness of instruction.  
  • 28. How can you help your students learn?  
  • 29. Allow your students to discuss!