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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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Davies, Maree; Sinclair, Anne – Research Papers in Education, 2014
This study focused on the impact of using Socratic questioning, based on the Paideia Method, on the nature of middle-schools students' patterns of interaction and on the cognitive complexity of their discussions. The hypothesis is that an experimental group will increase in both interaction focus and complexity at T3, which is the face-to-face…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Experimental Groups, Statistical Analysis, Quasiexperimental Design
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Brown, Alexis Carmela – Dialogic Pedagogy, 2016
Literacy and language development is a central aspect of educational theory and practice. One area of literacy and language research that has had a lot of attention is dialogic teaching (Bakhtin, 1984; Freire, 1970; Murphey, Wilkinson, Soter, Hennessey, & Alexander, 2009; Reznitskaya & Gregory, 2013). However, there is limited research on…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Teaching Methods, Discourse Analysis, Video Technology
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Cuny, Casey – Educational Leadership, 2014
Casey Cuny was frustrated with the lack of depth in his high school English students' writing. He'd heard about Socratic seminars but was reluctant to try them until he saw them in action. He decided to conduct Socratic seminars with his students centered on the question, What is the value of life? In past years, student papers on this…
Descriptors: Seminars, Teaching Methods, Questioning Techniques, High School Students
Boulter, Marla Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study examined the influence of instructor-facilitated Socratic questioning in online discussions on the critical thinking skills of undergraduate students enrolled in a proprietary institution with nonselective admissions criteria. A sample of students was purposively selected from two sections of an online introductory business course, with…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Undergraduate Students, Critical Thinking, Content Analysis
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Gubacs-Collins, Klara Dianna – Physical Educator, 2015
What constitutes appropriate practice in physical education? NASPE suggests the outcome of a physical education program should be that adolescents have gained the skills and knowledge to be physically active for a lifetime. Furthermore, a physically educated person consistently demonstrates responsible personal and social behavior in physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Daily Living Skills, Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods
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Roberts, Simon J.; Ryrie, Angus – Sport, Education and Society, 2014
Despite reported increases in higher education (HE) sports coach education provision there are very few studies which have investigated student self-learning curricula as a mechanism to prepare sports coaches with the complexities of learning how to coach. Using an action research methodology, this article examines how case-method teaching (CMT)…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Athletic Coaches
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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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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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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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Candiotto, Laura – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2018
This article proposes an analysis of Plato's "Sophist" (230b4--e5) that underlines the bond between the logical and the emotional components of the Socratic "elenchus", with the aim of depicting the social valence of this philosophical practice. The use of emotions characterizing the 'elenctic' method described by Plato is…
Descriptors: Role, Educational Philosophy, Emotional Response, Psychological Patterns
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Lee, Annie (Ya-Ping); Bei, Lienti; DeVaney, Sharon A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2007
This phenomenological study examined the acculturation experience of Taiwanese students who attended universities in the United States as exchange students. Hofstede's four dimensions of culture provided a framework for developing questions. Eight exchange students were interviewed. Taiwanese students realized there was a lower power distance…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Adjustment, College Students, Cultural Influences
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Schaffer, Connie – College Teaching, 2017
Many well-intended instructors use Socratic or leveled questioning to facilitate the discussion of an assigned reading. While this engages a few students, most can opt to remain silent. The seven step strategy described in this article provides an alternative to classroom silence and engages all students. Students discuss a single reading as they…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Student Participation, Learner Engagement
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Storey, Valerie A.; Wang, Victor C. X. – Adult Learning, 2017
The Critical Friend is a powerful concept partly due to the inherent tension between a challenging critic and a trusting friend. Originally utilized in the PreK-12 sector in both England and the United States, the application of Critical Friends has expanded across a range of contexts. This article further adds to the Critical Friend literature…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Andragogy, Cognitive Ability, Trust (Psychology)
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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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