November 06, 2010

Inductive Teaching

Inductive teaching assumes that knowledge is "built primarily from a learner's experiences and interactions with phenomena. An instructor using an inductive approach begins by exposing students to a concrete instance, or instances, of a concept. Then learners are encouraged to observe patterns, raise questions, or make generalizations from their observations, or make generalizations from their observations. The teacher's role is to create to opportunities and the context in which students can successfully make the appropriate generalizations, and to guide students as necessary."

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