How do you envision discovery learning as part of your teaching and curriculum?
I think that discovery learning is a very important part of education because it allows the students to be creative while still learning new information. I would use discovery learning a little differently in my classroom than we did in class because I plan on teaching the younger elementary grades. I think that it is important that students get the chance to really get creative with their work and giving them a somewhat open prompt is a good way of allowing this. I think that it is also important to give structure though. I think that giving the opportunity for discovery learning is important but leaving the children the free range that we were given would be quite chaotic. I think that doing something more like a web quest might be a better way to allow for the creativity with younger students so as to keep some control of the situation.
With all of the requirements in the educational system it is difficult to give the students all of the creative time that I was given as I grew up but I think that with the use of the internet and books you could easily give a good structured assignment using a webquest.