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ERIC Number: ED497115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1094-6675
Enough about You, Let's Talk about Me: Student Voice in the Classroom
Mee, Molly
National Middle School Association (NJ3), Middle Ground v10 n3 p37-38 Feb 2007
Many middle school students claim that their voices are ignored in the classroom, where the attitude is too often that the teacher holds the one right answer. Instead of this approach, teachers may wish to use the Socratic Seminar, which prompts students to examine issues and ideas through dialogue and actively involves and motivates them, giving them a voice in the classroom and vesting them in the learning process. Here, the author discusses the common elements of Socratic Seminars and outlines some of the benefits students derive from this method: increased attention, a safe learning environment, and a higher level of confidence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 7; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A