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PANEL

DISCUSSION
WHAT IS A PANEL
DISCUSSION?
O It is a discussion in which few
persons (the panel) carry on
conversation in front of the
audience.
O At the end of the discussion
audience also participates
WHAT IS A PANEL
DISCUSSION?
O The audience put important
questions and the experts
answers them and clarify the
points
PURPOSE of PANEL
DISCUSSION
O Purpose of panel discussion is to
reproduce the features of a small
discussion group for the benefit
of a larger group.
OBJECTIVES OF A PANEL
DISCUSSION
O To provide information and new
facts.
O To analyze a problem from
different angles To identify the
values.
O To organize for mental recreation
TYPES OF PANEL
DISCUSSIONS
O 1. public panel discussions
O 2. educational panel discussions
PUBLIC PANEL
DISCUSSIONS
O These are organized for common
men problems.:
O To provide factual information
regarding current problems
O To determine social values
O To recreate the common men
O E.g. annual budget, educated unemployment
, increase in price of things.
EDUCATIONAL PANEL
DISCUSSIONS
O Used in educational institutions to
provide factual & conceptual
knowledge and clarification of certain
theories and principles.
O Some times these are organized to
find out the solutions of certain
problems
Objectives of educational
panel discussions
O To provide factual information and
conceptual knowledge
O To give awareness of theories and
principles
O To provide solution of certain
problems
Procedure of panel
discussion
Types of members in panel
discussion
O Instructor
O Moderator
O Panelists
O Audience
Instructor
O Plays most important role in
panel discussion
O Plans how , where , when panel
discussion will be organized
O Prepares the schedule for panel
discussion
O Sometimes rehearsal is also
planned
Moderator
O Keeps the discussion on the
theme and encourages
interaction among members.
O Summarizes & highlights the
points.
O Should have mastery on the
theme or problem of the
discussion.
Panelists
O There are 4 – 10 panelists in the
discussion
O Members sits in a semi circle shape in
front of the audience
O The moderator sits in the middle of
the panelists
O All panelists must have mastery of the
subject matter.
Audience
O Audience are allowed to put question
and seek clarification.
O They can present their point of view
and their experiences regarding the
theme.
O The panelists answers
O In some situations moderator also tries
to answer the Questions
O At the end of discussion ,
moderator summarizes the
discussions and presents his
point of view
O He expresses thanks to panelists
and audience
Characteristics of panel
discussion
O Used in university & college level
to organize teaching at reflective
level
O Develops the ability of problem
solving
O Helps to understand nature,
problem or theme of discussion
Characteristics of panel
discussion
O Develops ability of presentation of
theme and giving their point of view
logically.
O Develops right type of attitude and
ability to tolerate anti- ideas of others
O Helps in creative thinking
O Develops manners of putting Qn.s &
answering them
Advantages of panel
discussion
O Encourages social learning
O Higher cognitive and affective objectives are
achieved
O Used to develop ability of problem solving and
logical thinking
O Develops capacity to respect others ideas and
feelings & ability to tolerate.
O It provides opportunities of assimilation of
theme and content.
Topic used in panel discussion
O Education as an instrument of social
change.
O Student teaching in teacher education
programme.
O Population education.
O Scope of educational technology in our
country
O Examination reform
Limitations of panel
discussion
O There are chances to deviate from the
theme of discussion
O Some members may dominate
O There is possibility to split the group in
to two subgroups ( for & against)
O If panelist belong to different groups, it
may not create appropriate learning
situation
How to organize effective
panel discussions
O There should be a rehearsal before
actual panel discussions
O The moderator should be a matured
person and should have the full
understanding of theme / problem &
should have full control over the
situation.
How to organize effective
panel discussions
O The seating arrangement should be
such that every one should be of equal
distance & should observe each other.
O Moderator should encourage
constructive discussion among
panelists and audience
Panel Discussion
The end…
Prepared by:
Ms. Geraldine D. Matias
Source:
https://www.slideshare.net/jeena.aejy/panel-
discussion-presentation

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