Demonstration and didactic observation
Didactic demonstration underlines phenomena and theories that make easier the understanding of certain information. Some subjects require systematical demonstrations which take forms of experiments, presentations, even shows, etc. Demonstration can be imaginary, practical, artificial, natural, symbolic, etc.
The main goal of demonstration is to support the theoretical information and to add credibility to hypothetic ideas and phenomena. There are different kinds of demonstrations depending on the used materials:
- life demonstrations: lab demonstrations; psychological tests with at the moment impact; etc.
- figurative: demonstration through symbolic representations (graphics, maps, schemes, etc.)
- drawing demonstrations;
- model demonstrations: physical objects or their simulation
- audio-visual demonstrations: cassettes; recorded tapes; CDs; etc
- symbolic demonstration: examples of different known situations.
Demonstration has an illustrative character that helps students understand the subject multilaterally.
Didactic observation is a process characterized by long time, or periodic research and examination of a certain item or matter. There are two kinds of didactic observation: 1) guided by professor; 2) individual observations. The results of observations are meant to reveal the reality or to supplement the knowledge.
Observation and demonstration have a heuristic character that should arise interest in practicing them. Another two types of observations are: long period observation or short period observation. Observation usage reaches objectives like: explication, interpretation, description of certain phenomena.
The direct impact of observation is undersrtanding of information and transformation of it in knowledge. The indirect impact of the observation is tendency to reflect it in: graphics, essays, images, objects, etc.
Observation helps to improve qualities like: patience, imagination, perseverance, perspicacity, etc.