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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
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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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This new learning medium needs to be an interconnected network of user-generated, or author-generated, Socratic questions with a seamless question-management interface.
Rather, therapists tend to initiate a conversion, asking Socratic questions to involve patients and let them examine the evidence behind their delusions themselves, he said.
He asked probing, Socratic questions and encouraged self-reflection.
Another group of peer tutors felt that the segment on questioning skills did a great job of showing the differences among open-ended, close-ended, and Socratic questions. The college student noted, however, that there were "far more examples of science and math tutors than English tutors" in the video.
The site gives hints, asks Socratic questions, uses graphs and figures, and shows a step-by-step description of the solution through to the final answer.