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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See Boyle, supra note 40 (Students do not learn best by either lecture or the Socratic Method because they require more active learning.
The effective teacher, through use of the Soft Socratic Method.
This contrasts with Cornell's careful approach to integrate the Socratic Method.
The Socratic method not only engages students through active learning but has also been shown to help develop and improve students' critical thinking skills (Clasen and Bonk, Teachers Tackle Thinking (Madison Education Extension Program 1990)).
In a lesson on the nature of civil war (presupposing that the students experienced a lecture or some other form of concrete experience relative to civil war), an appropriate example of the Socratic method would be for an instructor to ask students, collectively or individually, to respond a series of questions such as:
By using the Socratic method and emphasizing the case study approach--law school textbooks are mainly compilations of appellate decisions, not original teaching material--law professors fail their students both intellectually and professionally.
The essay first describes a certain neglected aspect of the Socratic method.
The course content includes documentary-style lessons, video case studies and an interactive Socratic Method learning technology unique to the @WashULaw program.
I don't think he was trying to enter a "facilitated dialogue" with me or was practicing the Socratic Method.
The Socratic method and pimping: optimizing the use of stress and fear in instruction.
The approximately five hundred cadets who take the course in each of the fall and spring semesters are distributed among twenty-six sections taught by nearly all of the seventeen faculty members in Law Department, so the small classes of eighteen or so cadets can be taught by a modified Socratic method based on the reasoning of judicial decisions.
Olsen questioned her captive audience about the digestive functions of a shark, her student campers actively participated with one arm raised as the symbol of the Socratic method while the other arm was busy dissecting the shark mold on the table.