November 8, 2014

Inductive Teaching

In contrast with the deductive method, inductive instruction makes use of student “noticing.” Instead of explaining a given concept and following this explanation with examples, the teacher presents students with many examples showing how the concept is used. The intent is for students to “notice,” by way of the examples, how the concept works.” (From www.educ.ualberta.ca/staff/olenka.bilash/best%20of%20bilash/inductivedeductive.html.)

In presenting the material of this lesson, rather than saying “The beast is . . .” or “The antichrist is . . . ,” allow the students to notice the connections for themselves. Present the biblical evidence and the commentary of Ellen White and then through the process of inductive reasoning allow students to draw their own conclusions.