Instructional Methods: What difference exists between expository-oriented and inquiry -oriented discussion?

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Chapter Five

Facilitation Methods

5b i) Distinguish between expository-oriented and inquiry-oriented discussion.

In expository, the teacher defines the objectives of the lesson, explains learning activities, allows for the discussion, invites questions before concluding the activity.

In inquiry discussion the teacher may not state the objectives, instead,he/she arranges for the discussion to take place and the whole activity is open-ended. The teacher serves as a leader and students carry out the discussion and arrive at a conclusion. Learning is seen as the product of creative inquiry and active student participation.

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