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ADVANTAGES OF PROBLEM SOLVING

Students get practical training in the art of problem-solving.

  1. Pupils learn to work independently
  2. Thinking and reasoning powers of the pupils are stimulated
  3. The students discover new knowledge.
  4. They learn to act in new and real situations
  5. There is enough scope for individual attention and alexpupil-teacher contact to
  6. Students get opportunities of self-expression.
  7. The knowledge acquired is easily assimilated by the pupils.
  8. The students learn to act purposefully and with some objective.
  9. The students learn to think out new ideas for finding the solution of problems.

LIMITATIONS

  1. This method cannot be applied in the elementary classes.
  2. It is time-consuming. Solution of a single problem may take a lot of time. Thus, it is difficult to complete the prescribed syllabus.
  3. It expects too much from the teachers as well as the students. Thus, most of the students may not be able to benefit from this procedure.
  4. It may prove useful only for higher classes and highly intelligent students.
  5. Sufficient sources of required information may not be always available. In spite of these limitations, problem- solving is a very useful procedure from the educational point of view.

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