Learning through exploration and discovery where the instructor provides resources and a guide to follow which contains objectives, criteria, and a set of carefully designed critical thinking questions
The first step in the Manager of Learning ( see) process. The leader-in-training is confronted with a pre-planned leadership situation, or Guided Discovery, in which use of a new attitudes, skill, or knowledge is required. The experience not only exposes what the learner does not know, but The Guided Discovery helps the learner: Realize the need for increased competence. Develop an assessment for the learner of his current attitude, skills and knowledge. Create an increased desire to learn. The learner realizes a need to acquire new or improve his current knowledge of principles, concepts, skills and techniques. Just as importantly, the Manager of Learning develops an accurate assessment of the learner's current knowledge level from which to proceed with additional learning.