22A. When using a direct question, you ask the question, pause slightly, and
call on a student (by name to answer the question. You pause to cause
all of the students to think about the answer before asking a specific
individual to reply.
What is the procedure for asking a direct question?
55A. After the group has presented it facts and ideas, the members are ready
for a third major activity--weighing the facts and ideas. Here your job
is to help the group evaluate and analyze ideas by screening,
condensing, or adapting the ideas.
A useful technique is to condense
ideas into concise statements and have the group weigh proposed action
For instance, during a discussion of World War I
mobilization, one of the statistics uncovered %as the number of men each
country had mobilized.
The leader then makes the statement, "Despite
the allied 2-to-1 numerical superiority, Germany was able to carry on
effectively for over 4 years."
What did the discussion leader do with the facts brought out by the