The Demonstration Method & the discussion method

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The Demonstration Method

A method of instruction where the instructor by actually performing an operation or doing a job shows the students what to do, how to do it, and through explanations brings out why, where, and when it is done.


  • To teach manipulative operations or procedures.

  • To teach troubleshooting.

  • To illustrate principles.

  • To teach operation or functioning of equipment.

  • To teach teamwork.

  • To set standards of workmanship.

  • To teach safety procedures.


  • Minimize damage and waste.

  • Saves time.

  • Can be presented to large groups.


  • Require careful preparation and rehearsal.

  • Requires special classroom arrangements.

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The Discussion Method

A method in which group discussion techniques are used to reach instructional objectives.


  • To develop Imaginative solutions to problems.

  • To stimulate thinking and Interest and to secure student participation.

  • To emphasis, main teaching points.

  • To supplement lectures, reading, or laboratory exercises.

  • To determine how well student understands concepts and principles.

  • To prepare students for application of theory of procedure.

  • To summaries, clarify points or review.


  • Increase students Interest.

  • Increase student’s acceptance and commitments.

  • Utilise student knowledge and experience.

  • Results in more permanent learning because el high degree of student participation.


  • Require highly skilled instructor.

  • Requires preparation by student.

  • Limits content.

  • Consumes time.

  • Restricts size of groups.

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