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discovery method

noun, Education
a largely unstructured, situational method or philosophy of teaching whereby students are permitted to find solutions to problems on their own or at their own pace, often jointly in group activities, either independent of or under the guidance of a teacher.
1970-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Presents a college calculus program based on the discovery method and the educational psychology literature used to develop it.

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