1. Judge the relevance and worth of ideas,
soundness of author’s reasoning, and
the effectiveness of the presentation
2. Task 1 Pre-Assessment: Identify the following current issues that are being described in
each number. Choose your answer from the word pool below.
___________ 1. It used to mean funds allocated to the members of the Philippine House of Representatives and the
Philippine Senate to spend as they see fit without going through the normal budgetary process or through the Executive
___________2. It is a form of philosophical monism that holds that matter is the fundamental substance in nature, and that
all things, including mental states and consciousness, are results of material interactions.
___________3. A phrase used to refer to a government-lead initiative that aims to stop illegal drug use, distribution, and
trade by dramatically increasing prison sentences for both drug dealers and users.
___________4. This issue started in 2012 when China blocked Filipino fishermen from Panatag Shoal which lies 120 nautical
miles from Zambales. This prompted Manila to file a case for international arbitration.
____________5. It is considered one of the most notable administrations in Philippine History.
3. Task 2. Arrange the following jumbled letters to form a meaningful word based on the
description given below.
1. This provides an opportunity to hear expert people to discuss a specific issue or topic in front of an audience.
2. He or she closes the discussion and provides a summary of panel presentations and discussion.
3. They are considered most important in panel discussion and also known as panel discussant.
4. This must involve an important conflict of values and interests. It may be set forth as a topical question, a hypothetical
incident, a student experience, an actual case, etc.
5. The maximum and workable number of panelists in a panel discussion.
4. Task 3: Read the news article about “The High Price of Materialism” and take note of the
important details for you to be able to fill-out the table of the facts mentioned in the text.
6. Guidelines for Conducting a Panel Discussion
A panel discussion is designed to provide an
opportunity for a group to hear several people
knowledgeable about a specific issue or topic on
present information and discuss personal views. A panel
discussion may help the audience further clarify and
evaluate their positions regarding specific issues or
topics being discussed and increase their understanding
of the positions of others.
7. How to Proceed
1. Identify, or help participants identify, an issue or topic that
involves an important conflict in values and/or interests. The
issue or topic may be set forth as a topical question, a
hypothetical incident, a student experience, an actual case, etc.
2. Select panelists who are well informed about and have specific
points of view regarding the issue or topic. A panel discussion
that includes three to five panelists is usually most workable.
Select a leader or moderator.
8. 3. Indicate to panelists the objectives the panel discussion is designed to promote and allow-time for panel
members to prepare for the discussion. In some situations, ten or fifteen minutes may be sufficient time
for preparation while in other situations, panel members may need to prepare several weeks in advance of
the scheduled discussion.
4. Decide upon the format the panel discussion will follow. Various formats are appropriate. The following
procedures have been used effectively:
a. The leader or moderator introduces the topic, and the panelists present their views and opinions
regarding the issue or topic for a set amount of time.
b. The panelists discuss the issue or topic with each other by asking questions or reacting to the views and
opinions of other panel members. A specific amount of time should be established.
c. The leader or moderator closes the discussion and provides a summary of panel presentations and
d. The leader or moderator calls for a forum period during which the members of the class may participate
by addressing questions to various panel members or by voicing their views and opinions. The forum
period should be conducted by the panel leader or moderator.
9. Principal Responsibilities of the Instructor
1. Identify, or help participants identify, issues or topics upon which to base a
2. Ensure that all panelists and the moderator are familiar with the procedures
for panel discussion in advance of the discussion itself so that they will be able
to fulfill the responsibilities of their roles.
3. Assist panelists and participants (when necessary) in preparation for the
discussion by directing them to various source materials, authorities in the
4. Help participants understand the need for fair procedures in discussing an
issue or topic, e.g., the freedom to discuss an issue, the obligation to listen to
other points of view, the need for orderly, courteous discussion, etc.
10. Task 4. A. Read each statement carefully. Write TRUE if the statement is
correct and FALSE if the statement is incorrect.
1. A panel discussion is designed to provide an opportunity for a group to
hear knowledgeable people about a specific issue or topic, present
information and discuss personal views.
2. The main responsibility of the instructor is to identify, or help
participants identify, issues or topics upon which to base a panel
3. The leader or moderator only closes the discussions.
4. The topic in panel discussion should involve important conflict in values
5. A panel discussion includes three to five panelists.