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Advantages of Group Discussion for Students
1. It helps in learning more
It increases your understanding
of a subject or lesson. Group discussion opens avenues for you to learn more.
You come across new facts about the topic. Sometimes you might have skipped
learning some important aspects of a topic which other students may have
grasped while studying the same topic. When you discuss it with friends, you
also learn all these areas which you have omitted during your study, but other
students have covered them. Sometimes, you may face some difficulties in
learning a topic, when you discuss it with other students; it becomes easier
for you to understand the topic with clarity.
2. Better understanding of the subject
offers a great opportunity to the discussants to take a deep dive into the
subject, and understand it profoundly. It expands the horizon of knowledge and
learning. In addition, it extends a chance to the participants to improve their
abilities to think critically and develop their analytical skills.
It helps in
generating more ideas about a topic
Group discussion involves an exchange of ideas
where important things are learnt from each other. Learning only from textbooks
is not always enough. You may also need to acquire learning from other sources
to understand a topic fully. Different sources of learning are available to
different students. Hence, during group discussions, the students come across
new ideas gained from different sources by the students. When many minds
brainstorm on a topic, it helps them generate new ideas; which are necessary for
conceptual learning of a subject.
Group discussion in teaching promotes the
development of critical thinking, a talent that can be learned through
practice. Students need to practice asking questions and listening attentively
to the answers. Through group discussions, students are given opportunities to
practice these skills.
Since GD brings together a group of people holding diverse opinions, it also perceived as one of the sought after ways to arrive at solutions to problems. Because of the fact that people bring in a wide range of insights, GDs help in changing the thought process from a narrow to a wider view, thereby paving the way to solutions.