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Szypszak, Charles – Journal of Political Science Education, 2015
Socratic method is associated with law school teaching by which students are asked questions in class that require them to analyze cases and derive legal principles. Despite the method's potential benefits, students usually do not view it as supportive and enriching but rather as a kind of survival ritual. As a pedagogical approach for use in any…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods, Legal Education (Professions), Undergraduate Study
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Gorry, Jonathan – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2011
A wide variety of British universities are expanding efforts to attract international students. This article argues that higher education's implicit claim to all-inclusive "universality" may hereby be challenged by subsequent issues of cultural particularity. Here I set to conceptualise possible differences in the learning culture of…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Learning, Cultural Differences, Asian Culture
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Nelson, Robert; Dawson, Phillip – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2014
Assessment in education is a recent phenomenon. Although there were counterparts in former epochs, the term assessment only began to be spoken about in education after the Second World War; and, since that time, views, strategies and concerns over assessment have proliferated according to an uncomfortable dynamic. We fear that, increasingly,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Assessment, Educational History, Student Evaluation
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Kristjánsson, Kristján – Educational Theory, 2014
Kristján Kristjánsson's aim in this article is to bury the old saw that dialogue is exclusively a Socratic but not an Aristotelian method of education for moral character. Although the truncated discussion in Aristotle's "Nicomachean Ethics" of the character development of the young may indicate that it is merely the result of…
Descriptors: Dialogs (Language), Questioning Techniques, Philosophy, Individual Development
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Dillon, J. T. – Journal of Legal Education, 1980
It is argued that the Socratic method of teaching law as depicted in the book, movie, and TV series "Paper Chase" is not really the Socratic method at all. The genuine Socratic method and the questioning technique used in "Paper Chase" are examined and their appropriateness and effectiveness as methods for teaching contract law…
Descriptors: Contracts, Course Objectives, Educational Objectives, Higher Education
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Fishman, Ethan M. – College Teaching, 1985
The Socratic method, while utilizing student participation, emphasizes self-knowledge, not self-expression. This is accomplished on the basis of successive stages of issue analysis and self-examination. The Socratic method strives to get at the root of belief by studying assumptions. (MLW)
Descriptors: College Instruction, Higher Education, Self Concept, Student Attitudes
Moore, Lori; Rudd, Rick – Agricultural Education Magazine, 2002
Describes the Socratic questioning method and discusses its use in the agricultural education classroom. Presents a four-step model: origin and source of point of view; support, reasons, evidence, and assumptions; conflicting views; and implications and consequences. (JOW)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Critical Thinking, Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods
Westerhof-Shultz, Jolanda; Weisner, Jill – Educational Foundations, 2004
In spite of the ongoing discussion and emphasis on student voice, talk curriculum, and small group discussion (Barnitz 1994; Johnson & Johnson 1994; Barnes & Todd 1995; Johnston & Nicholls 1995; Johnson & Johnson 2000), most classroom language/discourse strategies remain rooted in Socratic premises. That is to say, official classroom discourse…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Middle Schools, Classroom Communication, Teacher Student Relationship
Perry, Jim – Performance and Instruction, 1994
The Socratic method of teaching, which uses open-ended questions asked in a logical sequence, is discussed. Suggestions for structuring curriculum content around seven adult learning principles and Socratic process analysis systems for student motivation are included. (SLW)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Curriculum Development, Discovery Learning, Industrial Training
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Goldman, Louis – Educational Leadership, 1984
Argues that the Socratic method is inappropriate for children because it teaches them to question adult authority before they have the necessary experience and is therefore conducive to cynicism. A traditional liberal arts curriculum, combining transmission of culture with open inquiry, is preferable to attempts to teach critical thinking. (TE)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Inquiry, Intellectual Development
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Guy, Talmadge C. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2004
This article critiques the predominantly Eurocentric and phallocentric focus of Rachal's "A Symposium," recently published in "Adult Education Quarterly." It is argued that Rachal constructs a dialogue that privileges a philosophical canon whose continued legitimacy is being challenged both in philosophical and adult education circles. The form of…
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Adult Education, Literary Criticism
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Wilcox, Ray T. – Clearing House, 1987
Discusses the benefits of discovery learning, as opposed to a direct, lecture method, and offers 10 discovery strategies, such as playing 20 questions, using the Socratic method, and problem solving. (JC)
Descriptors: Conventional Instruction, Critical Thinking, Discovery Learning, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Perez, Samuel A. – Clearing House, 1986
Uses the Socratic method as a point of departure and suggests steps that teachers can take to teach students how to formulate their own questions for better comprehension ability. (JK)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Strategies, Questioning Techniques
Mee, Molly – National Middle School Association (NJ3), 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…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes, Middle School Students, Student Participation
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Paul, Richard W. – Educational Leadership, 1984
Responding to Goldman's critique of the Socratic method, the author redefines the "Socratic spirit" as rational dialog focused on questions of significance in an atmosphere of mutual support and cooperation. Exemplified in Lipman's "Philosophy for Children," this approach nourishes the reflective spirit in children and develops…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Inquiry
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