DISCOVERY LEARNING

Refers

to obtaining knowledge for oneself

Teacher

plans and arranges activities that students search, manipulate, explore and investigate

It

takes place in problem solving situations where the learner draws on his own experience and prior knowledge

 Is

a method of instruction through which students interact with environment by exploring and manipulating objects, wrestling with questions, performing experiments, to spark the student’s prior knowledge and to pursue further questions

 Jerome

Bruner argues that “Practice in discovering for oneself, teaches one to acquire information, that makes that information more possible in problem solving thus, it suggests that we should “learn by doing”

When does discovery learning occur?

PUZZLE

How is discovery learning applied?

In

the development of instructional systems that cause all students to think and work more creatively and to have a greater role in their own learning

To

encourage students to develop problem solving strategies

To

increase the use and effectiveness of discovery learning by promoting discovery learning courses, modules, laboratories and technology