History and Government:When should a teacher use the discussion method

CHAPTER TWO

2d vi) When to use discussion method

Discussion method could be used when:

  • The teacher wants to get opinions/ideas from the students.
  • Dealing with topics which require flow of information from the teacher to the students and students to the teacher.
  • The teacher wants to clarify situations and examples.
  • The objective is to develop critical thinking among the learners
  • The nature of the topic can be best handled through discussion method.
  • Handling controversial issues,
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