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  1. 5. <ul><li>Students: </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy discovering the answer to the question or problem they are given. </li></ul><ul><li>Are generally engaged throughout the lesson. </li></ul><ul><li>Feel a sense of control over their own learning. </li></ul>
  2. 8. Must be set up so that students first use prior knowledge, then build on new skills and knowledge as they go through the lesson.
  3. 9. <ul><li>Thoughtful questions must be created to lead the students to the proper conclusion. </li></ul><ul><li>The details of the lesson must be checked and problems children may have must be anticipated. </li></ul>
  4. 10. Other disadvantages…
  5. 11. This strategy would not work in situations where direct instruction is needed, for example basic math skills.
  6. 13. Discovery learning lessons can take on different forms depending on the level of the students.
  7. 14. In an elementary classroom: <ul><li>Students are given a purpose question and must come up with their own hypothesis, then test their prediction through an experiment set up by the teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are given a set of step- by- step instructions followed by a set of questions in which the students discover something new. </li></ul>
  8. 15. In upper elementary and secondary classrooms: <ul><li>Can be an opportunity to research a subject of interest. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can use technology to do research and to prepare a presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Online encyclopedias and other internet sites can be used to research the information. </li></ul>
  9. 17. <ul><li>Help students find appropriate websites for research, videos or photos for their presentations. </li></ul><ul><li> Help students to use video cameras or digital cameras to make their own films and photos. </li></ul><ul><li>Teach students about acceptable use and the proper way to cite sources. </li></ul>

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