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Define then discuss

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''"Define then discuss'' " works best in scenario where knowledge of the definition, along with the background knowledge that the learner already possesses, provides the learner with ''some tool'' to think about the definiendum, even if this is purely at the formal or superficial level. The tool that the definition provides can be used as a hook for the next step of discussion. The ideal situation is where the entire discussion could be carried out ''in principle'' by the learner by himself or herself, even though most learners in practice may not be able to persevere that hard.
Some advantages of the approach are:

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