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Grant Meth Grant Meth 400 Points

Hello all,

My name is Grant Meth and I am a 3rd year preservice teacher at Wartburg College. I am majoring in PE but I am also getting an endorsement in secondary science. This semester I am taking all education methods courses which means that I am constantly learning about different types of learning. One that I often hear in STEM is discovery based learning. Discovery based learning is an approach that lets students experiment with their past knowledge and enough new knowledge to get them in the right direction in order to make discoveries about the topic they are learning. I was wondering how much teachers use this method with their students in actual classrooms? Also, have you discovered and other positives or problems to discovery based learning in your experiences with it? 

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