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Types of Lesson: Application Lesson

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The application lesson is a type of learning instruction that gives the learners the opportunity to relate, express and apply what they have learned. After arriving at the generalization, it is important to apply for further analysis and verification.
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The application lesson is a type of learning instruction that gives the learners the opportunity to relate, express and apply what they have learned. After arriving at the generalization, it is important to apply for further analysis and verification. When a learner learns a rule in science, it has to be applied in the solution of problems. The ability to apply a rule correctly in solving problems is the real test of what the learner has learned.

In an application lesson, certain conditions or situations are created that will lead learners to express their thoughts through construction or illustration of the concept, or language what they think or feel.

The application lesson is very valuable to the teacher and the learners. One can easily see if the learners have learned based on their ability to apply principles and rules in the solution of problems. It is also easier to determine what has been learned because results are tangible. The teacher is also stimulated and challenged to be more creative because he has to plan and organize different forms of expression and consequently, his ability to direct the teaching-learning process is put to a test.

The application on various expression lessons may take a variety of forms. The different ideas, facts, principles and rules that have been taught to the learners can find outlets or manifested in any of the following activity.

Story telling: Children enjoy listening to a story especially when the subject is about fantasy. Story telling as teaching strategy is usually used in reading, language, history, geography, science and other subjects. After listening to the story, they learn to speak in correct sentences and to interact with classmates.

Oral reading: Silent reading is thought learning, while oral reading is thought-sharing. Oral reading gives the learners an opportunity to express their thoughts to other listeners.

Dramatization: This is a teaching strategy characterized by acting out a story. It utilizes language, facial expressions, gestures and action. It can tell and dramatize a story more vividly than the printed page can portray. Learners enjoy dramatization, because it can serve as training opportunity in training language expression, physical grace, poise and skill. Pantomimes, operettas, pageants, puppet shows and plays are various forms of dramatic activities.

Written composition: Writing themes not only give the learners the opportunity to express their thoughts, sentiments and feelings, but it is also a training in grammar, correct usage and written communication.

Construction and illustration: Construction and illustration of various forms and shapes and other visual compositions are the embodiment of thoughts. An idea or a concept may be concretized in drawing or construction works. It also develops manual skill.

Singing: Most learners love to sing whether individually or in groups. Singing is therapeutic because it provides emotional release. It is one way of learning language.

Creative work or composition: Any creative work done by the learner, is in effect, an example of application. Sketching a landscape, molding a piece of plastic clay, writing a poem, or simply making a school project are forms of creation. A class in art education may be assigned to draw any subject of interest to the learner is an application lesson that will reveal the creative abilities of the learners.

Test: The test is in reality an application of what has been learned. The test is a manifestation of what the learners have acquired in terms of facts and information and how effective the teaching has been.

There are certain points to be considered to have a good application lesson. These are motivation, statement of the learning task and the necessity of information.

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