History and Government: What are some of the limitations teachers encounter while employing the use of the discussion method of teaching?

 

CHAPTER TWO

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

example:

  • 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.

 

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