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Teach Like Socrates: Guiding Socratic Dialogues & Discussions in the Classroom

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What is the Socratic Method? How can we bring the Socratic Method into middle years and secondary school classrooms? How does one lead a Socratic discussion? How does one develop the discussions skills of students? Using passages from the works of Plato and Xenophon, Teach Like Socrates answers each of these questions, clearly explaining the most famous and the most misunderstood teaching method in the world. This book helps teachers instil critical thinking, problem solving and independent learning; clearly explains the Socratic Method and how to lead a cooperative discussion; and includes templates, sample lesson plans and discussion games.

What is the Socratic Method? How can we bring the Socratic Method into middle years and secondary school classrooms? How does one lead a Socratic discussion? How does one develop the discussions skills of students? Using passages from the works of Plato and Xenophon, Teach Like Socrates answers each of these questions, clearly explaining the most famous and the most misunderstood teaching method in the world. This book

  • helps teachers instil critical thinking, problem solving and independent learning
  • clearly explains the Socratic Method and how to lead a cooperative discussion
  • includes templates, sample lesson plans and discussion games.

Unrivalled as a constructive method for guidance in critical thinking and problem solving, the Socratic Method can be brought into the classroom every day for the inductive exploration of ideas and scaffolded problem solving as well as for cooperative discussion.

The book includes templates, sample lesson plans, discussion games and example dialogues from students. Socratic teaching leads student to critical thinking, problem solving and independent learning. Every teacher should be familiar with the Socratic Method.

  • Erick Wilberding

    Erick Wilberding

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Additional Information

SKU PRU9365
ISBN 9781760019365
Publish date 23/03/2016
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