ERIC Number: ED507870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May-29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Socrates Lives: Dialogue as a Means of Teaching and Learning
Moberg, Eric M.
The purpose of this paper is to argue for the ongoing use of dialogue as a modern pedagogical and andragogical method. The author reviewed 18 scholarly sources from three education databases in this literature review. The use of dialogue as mode of instruction dates from the Socratic Method of 399 B.C.E. to present uses. The literature reveals current studies of successful use in math, ESL, business, law, and teacher preparation instruction. Also, the dialogue as avenue into reflective self-learning appears prominently in modern practice. Multimedia, computer, and online dialogue methods also show good results in several well designed models. The author concludes that dialogue in different forms remains an effective method of instruction in wide applications. The research revealed several improvements and new applications for dialogue as method of education from Socrates in ancient Greece to public elementary, secondary, and post-secondary institutions in 2009.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan; Taiwan