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LESSON 2.

PREREQUISITES AND EVALUATION CHECKLIST FOR


DISCUSSION METHOD OF TEACHING
The pre requisites given below are to be followed by the teacher while teaching the lesson:

S No Statement Yes / No
Related to the Content of the Lesson
1. Creates a comfortable, non-threatening classroom environment
2. Relates present topic to previous learning and announces the topic
3. Discusses objectives and desired outcomes with the group
4. Defines discussion, role-play, and participatory learning approach
Explains the meaning of formal group discussion, panel discussion,
5.
symposium and seminar
Describes the purposes of discussion, role-play and participatory learning
6.
approach
Plans and conducts small group discussion, role-play, participatory
7. learning approach, formal group discussion, panel discussion, symposium
and seminar for the students
Lists the advantages and disadvantages of small group discussion, role-
8. play, participatory learning approach, formal group discussion, panel
discussion, symposium and seminar
Identify the role of the teacher in different types of group discussion
9.
method
10. Conducts discussion following steps of: Orientation, Engagement and
Debriefing
Provides the discussion topic well in advance
Explains the procedure to conduct discussion and the rules for
discussion
Presents a clear question to initiate the discussion
Keeps the discussion moving by paraphrasing, re-stating, inviting

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elaboration and asking for examples
Encourages questioning or challenging of ideas and sources of
information
Refocuses discussion when the course of discussion gets diverted,
and keeps it consistent with the discussion's academic purpose
Keeps a progressive record of the key points of the discussion, for
example, by writing on the board or other visual means
Closes discussion by summarizing, foreshadowing or evaluating
Facilitates student reflection on what learning has taken place
Related to the Teaching of the Lesson

11. Follows lesson plan

12. Uses simple and correct language


13. Gives illustrations and examples as needed
Uses correct questioning technique: Asks question addressing the whole
14. class, gives time to the students to listen and think before nominating one
student to respond
15. Makes use of appropriate teaching aids effectively
Makes the session interactive by involving the students through role play /
16.
quiz / discussion etc
Provides positive reinforcement by praise and acceptance of students
17.
ideas and suggestions
Allows time for clarification and assimilation of the content taught as well
18.
as for note taking
Summarizes and concludes the topic at the end emphasizing the important
19.
points
20. Evaluates students learning using suitable methods
21. Gives assignment and group activity
22. Leaves the classroom ready for the next teacher
Related to the Personal Attributes of the Teacher
23. Explains the content facing students and maintains eye contact
24. Maintains punctuality when starting and finishing the session
25. Uses appropriate and suitable gestures, posture, gait, grooming, facial

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expression and movement to engage students attention
Focuses on proper communication with the students; speaks clearly in
26. natural tone, well-modulated and audible voice; checks if all can hear and
repeats if necessary
27. Exhibits enthusiasm and passion for the subject
28. Shows appropriate sense of humour
Demonstrates confidence (knowledge of content, use of exhibits and
29.
effective demonstration)

The evaluation check list given below would help the trainee teacher self-evaluate on the
pre requisites indicators:

SNo Statement Yes/ No


Related to the Content of the Lesson
1 Created a comfortable, non-threatening classroom environment
2 Related present topic to previous learning and announced the topic
3 Discussed objectives and desired outcomes with the group
4 Defined discussion, role-play, and participatory learning approach
5 Explained the meaning of formal group discussion, panel discussion,
symposium and seminar
6 Described the purposes of discussion, role-play and participatory learning
approach
7 Planned and conducted small group discussion, role-play, participatory
learning approach, formal group discussion, panel discussion, symposium
and seminar for the students
8 Listed the advantages and disadvantages of small group discussion, role-
play, participatory learning approach, formal group discussion, panel
discussion, symposium and seminar
9 Identified the role of the teacher in different types of group discussion
methods
10 Conducted discussion following steps of: Orientation, Engagement and
Debriefing

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Provided the discussion topic well in advance
Explained the procedure to conduct discussion and the rules for
discussion
Presented a clear question to initiate the discussion
Kept the discussion moving by paraphrasing, re-stating, inviting
elaboration and asking for examples
Encouraged questioning or challenging of ideas and sources of
information
Refocused discussion when the course of discussion gets diverted,
and keeps it consistent with the discussion's academic purpose
Kept a progressive record of the key points of the discussion, for
example, by writing on the board or other visual means
Closed discussion by summarizing, foreshadowing or evaluating
Facilitated student reflection on what learning has taken place

Related to the Teaching of the Lesson


11 Followed lesson plan
12 Used simple and correct language
13 Gave illustrations and examples as needed
14 Used correct questioning technique: Asked question addressing the whole
class, gave time to the students to listen and think before nominating one
student to respond
15 Made use of appropriate teaching aids effectively
16 Made the session interactive by involving the students through role play /
quiz / discussion etc,
17 Provided positive reinforcement by praise and acceptance of students ideas
and suggestions
18 Allowed time for clarification and assimilation of the content taught as well
as for note taking
19 Summarized and concluded the topic at the end emphasizing the important
points
20 Evaluated students learning using suitable methods
21 Gave assignment and group activity
22 Left the classroom ready for the next teacher

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Related to the Personal Attributes of the Teacher
23 Explained the content facing students and maintains eye contact
24 Maintained punctuality when starting and finishing the session
25 Used appropriate and suitable gestures, posture, gait, grooming, facial
expression and movement to engage students attention
26 Focused on proper communication with the students; spoke clearly in
natural tone, well-modulated and audible voice; checked if all could hear
and repeated if necessary
27 Exhibited enthusiasm and passion for the subject
28 Showed appropriate sense of humour
29 Demonstrated confidence (knowledge of content, use of exhibits and
effective demonstration)

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