March 28, 2015

Group Investigation

“Group investigation” is an effective technique that can be used in teaching a Sabbath School class. This approach comes from the social model of learning and is based on John Dewey’s educational theories. It encourages cooperative inquiry and group learning. To use this approach, have students form small groups and work toward accomplishing a shared goal.

For this lesson, the goal might be to design a calendar that facilitates more family time. Another goal might be to plan and present a seminar to the rest of the group or the church on how to improve family communications. The possibilities are endless. The point is to facilitate students learning in community.