Document Type



Institute for Educational Development, Karachi


This paper shares the findings of an action research study on the use of whole class discussion (WCD) in the classroom and will concentrate on the benefits and learning that accrue to students and teachers from the use of action research to facilitate discussion. It was observed that teachers appreciated enlarging their instructional repertoire and they also acknowledged that stepping back during discussion, however difficult, had enabled them to learn more from the students and also develop key academic and social skills. During this project, teachers learned how to identify and address specific problems in their classrooms and students displayed a higher understanding of concepts and issues. These and more benefits and learnings will be discussed in detail within this paper.

Publication (Name of Journal)

Journal of Educational Research