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6.1 FACTORS THAT DETERMINE The Method TO BE USED

following are the factors which determine the method to be used.

1. Age of the students:

Age of the students is an important factor for the selection of the teaching method. Low age students learn more by doing. Activity method is suitable for young ones and discussion and lecture methods are suitable for adults.

2. Nature of the content:

Some methods are more useful for teaching science contents e.g; demonstration method, laboratory method project method and problem solving method while discussion method is more suited for history.

3. Class size:

Class size is also important factor for determining the teaching method. Lecture method is suitable for large class. size while discussion is useful for small groups.

4. Resources:

Resources Available also determine the method to be used effectively.

5.Expertise:

Every method requires expertise e.g; project method need a expert person to provide guidance.

6. Psychological principles:

Teaching method should, be selected according to the nature of students depending on the psychological principles.

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