Talking in class can be effective in learning and progressing!
It has been noted that most teachers are trying to curtail the talking that goes on in their classes. While it is certainly true that a ruckus in any classroom can be highly distracting to the instructor as well as the students, however guided discussions on the other hand can be quite beneficial for students.
Let us discuss how talking in class can be beneficial for students.
Students need stimulants to enhance their desire to learn:
How to inspire students to learn is quite a common problem that teachers face everywhere in the world. A new method that many researchers have devised is to let students talk amongst themselves, in small groups or within prescribed teams, to let ingenuity and inspiration grow in students who deem the current method of teaching is not inspiring enough. This stems from the fact that students, like any other human beings, need stimulants to enhance their desire to invest their energy in something they do not like. So, while conversing with their peers, they can find inspiration to learn in many ways, e.g. a discussion can ignite a spark/a need to prove himself/herself as a bright student in the eyes of one’s friends, thus pushing the student to pay better attention to his/her studies.
The many benefits of classroom discussions:
It has been seen that students can get numerous benefits from classroom discussions. For example, the trend of using online written assignment resources is quite on the high, but students who get to discuss their problems within the setting of the class, they can get required help in their homework assignments from their peers.
Active discussions can be fruitful:
Active discussions in classrooms can help students to boost their confidence and build their public speaking skills. When the audience is a group comprised of friends, students find it easier to speak up thus they are honing their public speaking skills for an audience of un-known listeners.
Engaging students in discussions to increase their knowledge:
The teachers who encourage their students to take part in discussions that are held in classrooms, can help their students not only to overcome their shyness, but they are also helping their students to clear their concepts. If students choose to stay quiet and not ask questions actively in class, they will be seen as reticent plus the questions in their minds will remain unanswered. So, discussions can help students to increase their conceptual knowledge.