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The Theory / Spectrum styles / Convergent Discovery Style-G

Style quick guide

Convergent Discovery

Style G

Learning Focus

The learning focus of the Convergent Discovery Style is to develop the cognitive capacity to discover a single anticipated, predetermined response to a new and unfamiliar stimulus by shuffling known information to produce the discovered anticipated response. If content was previously known by the learner, then the experience is not Convergent Discovery but Practice Style.

*All subject matter has content that is appropriate for the different teaching styles. Physical activities were selected to more visually convey the decision making concept of each style

The Anatomy

In the anatomy of the Convergent Discovery Style, the role of the teacher (T) is to make subject matter decisions, including the target concept to be discovered, and to design the single question delivered to the learner. The role of the learner (L) is to engage in reasoning, questioning, and logic to sequentially make connections about the content to discover the answers.

Pre-Impact
(planning)
(T)
Impact
(implementation)
(L)
Post Impact
(feedback and assessment)
(LT)


*The arrows represent the decision shifts from the Guided Discovery Style-F to the Convergent Discovery Style-G.

Style Summary

In the Convergent Discovery Style, the role of the teacher is to make all subject matter decisions, including the target concept to be discovered, and to design the single question delivered to the learner. The role of the learner is to engage in reasoning, questioning, and logic to sequentially make connections about the content to discover the answer.

Subject Matter Objectives

When the Convergent Discovery Style is achieved, the following subject matter objectives are reached:

  • To discover the single correct answer to a question or the single correct solution to a problem
  • To discover the content sequence that, when logically linked, leads to the final response
  • To discover a pattern for thinking about the content
  • Others

Behavior Objectives

When the Convergent Discovery Style is achieved, the following behavioral objectives are reached:

  • To engage in convergent discovery and the production of the one correct response
  • To activate logic, reasoning, and sequenced problem-solving skills
  • To construct a specific sequence and search for the cognitive operations that produce the temporary hierarchy that will solve the problem
  • To experience the cognitive and emotional exhilaration that accompanies the eureka experience
  • Others

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