1. Good expository teaching involves a clear and proper sequenced explanation by the teacher of the idea or concept. 2. Usually, there is some teacher-pupil questioning (dialogue)
3. Careful planning is required – go from what pupils know – each stage of development should be understood before the next is begun.
4. All teachers would find useful ideas from
GAGNE – Teaching begins at the lowest level which serves as a prerequisite for a higher level.
BRUNER – Math is rep. in at least 3 ways – enactive, iconic, symbolic
DIENES – (dynamic principle) play should be incorporated in the teaching of math concepts.
IMPLICATIONS FOR TEACHING
1. Fast and efficient way of giving information
2. Relatively easy to organize and often requires little teacher preparation.
3. It is possible for teacher to motivate with enthusiastic and lively discussion
4. The lesson can be regulated according to the pupils response.
1. Poor expository teaching leads to passive learners
2. Retention and transfer of learning may be curtailed
3. Does not adequately cater to individual differences
4. It can be, and generally is, teacher dominated rather than child-centered