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Bavijesh ThaliyilM.Ed, Dept. Of
Education,University of Kerala
The Developmental Method
It is a modification of problem solving methodBased on the Herbartian school of thought
preparation presentation, comparison, Generalisation application.
The Developmental Method - Advantages
It gives training in the solution of problems.
There is constant interaction between the teacher and pupils.
The method is in accordance with the psychological principles of teaching.
The method arouses interest, stimulates thinking and cultivate scientific attitude in pupils.
The Developmental Method - Disadvantages
Pupils are not given opportunities for developing laboratory skills.
It involves much more work on the part of teacher.The method is not child centered method.
More emphasis on development of skills, learning process
It gives a clear cut idea on what to study and how to study
It helps to bring the pupils into intimate contact with the teacher and learning process
Tasks of Supervised Study
Give assignments for proper practice of reading
Solutions of mathematics and science problems, interpretation of graphs,pictures etc
Observation of museum meterials and field trips
Self use of laborotary for problem solving
Supervised study - Advantages
Its enables the teacher to give individuals attention.The pupils get through training in study habits
It gives the child training in the effective use of library and gives the opportunity to judge the soundness of statments given in the text books.
It makes the child responsible and self reliant.
Supervised study - Disadvantages
It requires good library and laboratory and good reading rooms.
The method requires additional teachers.
Guided Discovery Method
It helps students to learn how to learn.
In this method pupils are carefully directed down a particular path along which they are called upon to discover regularities and solutions on their own.
Guided Discovery Method steps
Guided Discovery Method- Advantages
It helps the students to become more autonomous, self directed and self responsible for their own learning.It enhances the development of intellectual
capacities and problem solving.
It enhances motivation,interest, and satisfaction and is more meaningful and result in better retention.
It minizes verbal learning and give more time to the student to assimilate and accumulate information.
Guided Discovery Method- Disadvantages
Science teachers are not properly trained to guide students through discovery learning.
It takes more time than receptive learning.
Diffculties are encountered by students especially slow leaners.
Many of the expected benefits of discovery learning do not show up in regular achievement test.