Teaching the Arithmetic Sequence through Guided Discovery Learning: A Pedagogical Experiment in Viet Nam

Nguyen Van Hong, Nguyen Thi Thuy An, Le Viet Minh Triet

Abstract

“Let the student learn by discovery” has become the slogan of our country for recent years. Learning by discovery that has used by Vietnamese teacher is a term has appeared in Viet Nam in the past few years. This study proposes Guided Discovery learning to teach arithmetic sequence topic in Viet Nam high school. It is hypothesized that student. Student’s outcomes of teaching arithmetic sequence topic with Guided Discovery Learning are not greater than the ones of teaching this subject with the traditional method of instruction and students’ achievements after experiment are not better than students’ achievements before the experiment. Two eleven -classes were involved in the trial to investigate the effectiveness of Guided Discovery Learning,. The result suggests that students have better concept retention.

Keywords

Guided Discovery Learning; discovery learning; the arithmetic sequence; Pure discovery

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