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!
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Instructional Strategies: Discussions

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

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