Socratic method


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A teaching philosophy that differs from the traditional format as instruction takes the form of problem-solving and testing of hypotheses

Socratic method

Education A teaching philosophy that differs from the traditional format as instruction is in the form of problem-solving and testing of hypotheses. See Layer cake education, Spoon feeding.
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An independent business expert, such as a business professor or an independent consultant, who focuses on a process using tough questions, a Socratic Method, and challenging whether the deal should even be done is critical.
Madison, III, The Elephant in Law School Classrooms: Overuse of the Socratic Method as an Obstacle to Teaching Modern Law Students, 85 U.
The essence of the Socratic method is to convince the interlocutor that whereas he thought he knew something, in fact he does not.
Differing interpretations of the Socratic method, it turns out, are the product of a fractured history in which K-12 educators, pedagogues, law professors, and leaders of undergraduate seminars put Socrates to work for their own purposes.
I'm no philosopher, but I do use the Socratic Method," he said (see AdvisorOne.
Mike Driscoll was the greatest practitioner of the art of the Socratic Method who ever lived.
The Socratic Method can be an effective teaching tool, (20) but it need not be, and I believe should not be, used in a punitive manner.
The Socratic Method is a technique in which a teacher does not give information directly but instead asks a series of questions, with the result that the student comes either to the desired knowledge by answering the questions or to a deeper awareness of the limits of knowledge.
The inquisitive nature of the Socratic method tends to lead students to investigate and respond to arguments thus resulting in students developing a mechanism to differentiate issues of reliability.
They were run using the Socratic method of question and answer.
The Socratic method works well with adult learners.
These texts introduce clearly and dramatically an approach to inquiry that bears the name of its chief proponent: the Socratic method.