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Altorf, Hannah Marije – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2019
This article starts from the observation that Socratic dialogues in the Nelson-Heckmann tradition can create a sense of belonging or community among participants. This observation has led me to the current argument that Socratic dialogue offers an alternative to more prominent forms of conversation, which I have called 'discussion' and 'discourse…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Questioning Techniques, Classroom Communication, Perspective Taking
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Leigh, Fiona – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2007
In this paper I offer a reading of one of Plato's later works, the "Sophist", that reveals it to be informed by principles comparable on the face of it with those that have emerged recently in the field of critical thinking. As a development of the famous Socratic method of his teacher, I argue, Plato deployed his own pedagogical method, a…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods, Educational Philosophy, Thinking Skills
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Howard, W. Gary – International Journal of Instructional Media, 2006
The Socratic Method has impacted thinkers and instructors from Hegel, who moved through the negation to the negation of the negation, to Marx, who viewed history through dialectical materialism, to C.C. Langdell, who introduced case law as an innovative method to study law as a science, to present-day professors who use this method to compel…
Descriptors: Learner Controlled Instruction, Technology Integration, Information Systems, Hypermedia
Moberg, Eric M. – Online Submission, 2008
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…
Descriptors: Student Research, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Distance Education
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Paul, Kristina Ayers; Tay, Juliana – Gifted Child Today, 2016
Paideia Seminar is a method for facilitating Socratic discussions about different types of texts, whether they be texts in the literal sense of the word or any other object that represents ideas or values. In this article, we describe how teachers can implement Paideia Seminar to spark deep thinking and rich discussion among early elementary…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Teaching Methods, Primary Education, Elementary School Students
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2012
"Project SEED" is a supplemental mathematics program for low-achieving students in grades 3 through 8 and is intended to prepare students to be successful in high school and college math. Based on the Socratic method, instruction is delivered through a series of questions to the class. In addition to individual responses, the instructor…
Descriptors: Evidence, Feedback (Response), Elementary School Students, Quasiexperimental Design
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Heshi, Kamal Nosrati; Nasrabadi, Hassanali Bakhtiyar – International Education Studies, 2016
The present paper attempts to recognize principles and methods of education based on Wittgenstein's picture theory of language. This qualitative research utilized inferential analytical approach to review the related literature and extracted a set of principles and methods from his theory on picture language. Findings revealed that Wittgenstein…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Educational Principles, Educational Methods, Qualitative Research
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Nouri, Ali; Pihlgren, Ann – Dialogic Pedagogy, 2018
This paper explores the possibilities of the pedagogical use of Socratic dialogue as a basis for educating students diagnosed with autism. The Socratic dialogue is a particular pedagogical method used in educational settings to enhance student's thinking and dialogic abilities. Research has proven that Socratic dialogue may result in improved…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Seminars, Teaching Methods
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Chorzempa, Barbara Fink; Lapidus, Laurie – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2009
As schools and teachers strive to align instruction with state and national standards, teachers often struggle with developing students' abilities to think for themselves. As a result, students may find analyzing a piece of literature and writing proficiently about it to be a daunting task. For some students, particularly those with disabilities,…
Descriptors: Seminars, Critical Thinking, Classrooms, Writing Skills
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Beckelhimer, Lisa; Hundemer, Ronald; Sharp, Judith; Zipfel, William – CEA Forum, 2007
For several years a number of instructors at the University of Cincinnati have experimented with the concept of problem-based learning (PBL) in their composition courses. The concept, rooted as it is in Socratic method and the hands-on problem-solving advocated by John Dewey, is not new, and though some of its applications may call for adjustments…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Problem Based Learning
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Vacek, Edward – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2017
Many undergraduates are culturally shaped to avoid making ethical judgments. They spontaneously adopt relativist and skeptical strategies such as "It all depends," or "Whose morality?" or "Who's to say?" as ways of fending off the challenge of making moral decisions. The current tsunami that is washing away…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Sex Education, Ethical Instruction
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Kuhtmann, Marlene S. – NACADA Journal, 2005
Nussbaum (1998) proposed that Socratic activity is a worthwhile pursuit with regard to academic advising relationships. While it offers the promise of certain benefits, such as the development of critical thinking skills, Socratic activity arguably cannot be universally applied to all advising relationships. In presenting and analyzing issues…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Faculty Advisers, Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers
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Aleong, Chandra; Aleong, John – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2007
This article describes a portion of a long-term action-research project investigating the teaching of the science of transportation to high school students using the case study or experiential method. Other aspects integrated with the project-oriented study are the use of Constructivist theory, the Socratic Method, and the incorporation of…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Action Research, Engineering, Grade 12
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Owens, Keith – Industry and Higher Education, 2007
North American higher education finds itself on the horns of a dilemma. On the one hand, it accepts droves of freshmen who equate learning with rote memorization and who correlate achievement with the ability to pass narrowly focused standardized tests. On the other hand, it is expected to contribute to the country's cultural and economic vibrancy…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Role, Role of Education, Teaching Methods
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Auger, Giselle A.; Gee, Charlie – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2016
The purpose of this study was to add to the limited body of knowledge on the effect of the media ethics course, specifically to investigate the effect of the course on the growth in moral judgment reasoning of students through a quasi-experimental pre-test, post-test analysis using the Defining Issues Test 2 (DIT-2). Results demonstrated…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Moral Development, Moral Values, Values
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