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.

It

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

Discovery

Discovery

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

sense of freedom where children are encouraged to discover.

New

topics become new opportunities. pervades the

Excitements

classroom.

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

Few

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

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