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discovery method

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noun Education.
  1. 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.
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Origin of discovery method

First recorded in 1970–75
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