ERIC Number: EJ1177270
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Socratic Circles in World History: Reflections on a Year in Dialogue
Thomas, Corey; Goering, Christian Z.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v91 n3 p103-110 2018
This article examines and offers insights to a year of Socratic circles in the context of a world history classroom. Grounding this practice in relevant research before offering examples from the classroom and providing advice to practitioners, this discussion strategy offers an antidote to the often divisive and destructive examples of interaction in our society, and is a salve to the paucity of true dialogue available to students in the context of a school day. Students benefited by asking better questions, using evidence to support their opinions and arguments, reading more carefully and with a greater sense of purpose, and connecting the past to the present, ultimately gaining perspective on the interplay between ancient times and today.
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods, World History, Reflection, Interaction, Behavioral Objectives, Misconceptions, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Communication, Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Location: Arkansas
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