Divergent DiscoveryStyle H
The learning focus of the Divergent Discovery Style is to produce, within the same set of cognitive operations, multiple discovered responses to one or a series of unfamiliar questions or situation. Each learner produces new multiple ideas that previously were not known. Divergent Discovery seeks to expand the parameters of thinking about content beyond the known and expected.
*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.
In the Anatomy of the Divergent Discovery Style, the role of the teacher (T) is to make decisions about the subject matter topic and the specific questions and logistics to be delivered to the learner. The role of the learner (L) is to discover multiple designs/solu - tions/responses to a specific question.
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*The arrow represents the decision shift from the Convergent Discovery Style-G to the Divergent Discovery Style-H.
In Divergent Discovery the teacher makes all subject matter decisions including the design of the single or series of questions/situations/problems that seek multiple solutions to the stimuli. The stimuli is new and unfamiliar to the student, therefore each student is invited to discover new possibilities, as they produce multiple (divergent) responses to the specific problem. The teacher acknowledges the production of multiple ideas rather than any singular idea.
When the Divergent Discovery Style is achieved, the following subject matter objectives are reached:
When the Divergent Discovery Style is achieved, the following behavioral objectives are reached:
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Click to enlarge. The production of this idea and sequence was created in Style H; it's implementation is Style A. Like many Performing Arts examples there is an sequenced and inseparable relationship between Divergent Discovery (producing ideas beyond what has been) and the Command Style (the behavior used to showcase, to implement new ideas).Enlarge