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
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.