In the next step students will compare the results of the three analysis fields

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In the next step, students will compare the results of the three analysis fi elds; and Final discussions and drawing conclusions in a plenary. Advantages of using the method : Active reading from students; Development and exercise categorisation capacity; Increasing the motivation of students to engage in activity; Stimulating students creativity; and Good retention of the information presented during the course. Disadvantages of using the method : Dif fi culties can arise in formulating proper questions about the topic being debated; The teacher must exercise the roles of organizer and facilitator in order for the activity to be accomplished and to achieve its objectives; and May be demanding and tiring for younger participants. Methods of Stimulating Creativity : Brainstorming The method stimulates students productivity and creativity. The basic principle of the method is quantity generates quality . By using this method students are encouraged and requested to participate actively avoiding the beaten path. Brain- storming facilitates exercising capabilities to critically analyse real situations, a random association that allows discovering unpredictable sources of inspiration, and making decisions about choosing the most appropriate solutions. This way, creativity is practised and allows a person to express himself genuinely. It has a bene fi cial effect on interpersonal relationships among the group of students. The method s steps: 1. The theme is chosen and the task is announced; 2. Students are asked to express as quickly, as concisely as possible all ideas as they come to their mind in solving a problem situation. They can associate with the ideas of their colleagues; they can take over, complete or transform their ideas. Any kind of criticism is prohibited, not to inhibit creative effort. The principle governing activity is quantity generates quality ; 3. All ideas are recorded; 4. Leave a few minutes to settle ideas that were given and received; 5. The ideas issued are repeated, and students build criteria to assemble concepts given by categories, and key words; 158 10 Teaching Learning Methods
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6. The class of students is divided into subgroups, according to ideas, for debate. A variation at this stage is a debate in a large group, critically analysing and evaluating ideas; and 7. The results of each subgroup are communicated in varied and original forms such as: schemes, verbal constructions, images, songs, mosaic, and role-plays. Advantages of using the method : It stimulates creativity; The development of critical thinking and the ability to argue; The development communication skills; Active participation of all students/learners; Low application costs, broad applicability; Enhancing the self-con fi dence and the spirit of initiative of a student; and The development of a positive educational climate.
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