Discovery learning

Discovery Learning is a method of instruction through which students interact with their environment by exploring and manipulating objects, wrestling with questions and controversies or performing experiments.


is the process by which the children under subtle direction go through the logical process of ; -observation -comparison -abstraction -generalization -application

Two types of Discovery
Guided Pure



Advantages of Discovery Method More permanent, meaningful and useful learning is achieved.

sense of freedom where children are encouraged to discover.


topics become new opportunities. pervades the



Disadvantages of discovery method It is not feasible as a primary means of teaching subject matter content because of the time and cost involved. Children can be subjective in their evaluation of external events and are likely to jump to


learners of average ability can discover solutions to problems by themselves.

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