Meaning of discovery method

discov'ery meth"od

Pronunciation: [key]
— Educ. Educ.
  1. a largely unstructured, situational method or philosophy of teaching whereby students are permitted to find solutions to problems on their own or at their own pace, often jointly in group activities, either independent of or under the guidance of a teacher.
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