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Old 07-03-2010, 05:44 AM
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Have you taken RC 2? If not, then its fairly normal not to know the difference between the two. The way that I understand it to be is:

Interactive Modeling: there is only one set way to use something, there are expectations, and you state these logically without the children's input. You model the behaviors/expectations and then ask what the children noticed. Have a child model, what do you notice, now everyone does it.

Guided Discovery: You want the children to figure out how to use the materials in a creative way for learning. You ask them what it is called, what they could use it for to help them learn (then let that child demonstrate it for the group), and set a few expected behaviors to keep the materials clean and usable. Then you let the whole class explore the materials for a larger chunk of time. At the end they have a share or representation meeting on what they made.
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