2d vii).Discuss the limitations of discussion method in teaching today.
Limitations of discussion method
Discussion as a teaching and learning method has a nurnber of limitations for
- It is time consuming.
- It may give opportunities for some students to show off.
- It is difficult to achieve maximum interaction when the group is large.
- When a discussion leader is weak, the discussion can result in unorganized, unproductive activity.
- Normally, shy students are not actively involved in the lesson.
- Weak students are at times shouted down upon and this embarrasses them and weakens their contribution in the discussion and in future, discussions.