Classroom Lesson Plan: Whole-Group Seminar Discussion Teacher: Dorothy Franklin, DeWitt Clinton Elementary School, Chicago, Illinois Ms. Franklins lesson plan is also available as a PDF file . See Materials Needed, below, for links to student activity sheets related to the lesson. Grade Level: Seventh
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The Structure of Socratic Dialogue How to Use the Classic Socratic Method by Max Maxwell All Rights Reserved The purpose of this series of essays is to present a new way of thinking about the Classic Socratic Method. These essays will work towards the creation of the first systematic understanding of the use of the Classic Socratic Method in live conversation. The classic form of the Socratic Method, which is characteristic of the early dialogues of Plato, has never been commonly used. The reason is that the process seems to most people to be too complex in order to be easily implemented.
This article originally appeared in Educational Leadership (May 1997) David H. Elkind and Freddy Sweet Ph.D. This classical technique leads students to recognize contradictions between values they avow and the choices they make — and shows them that they have the power to choose . s it really possible to teach young people good character?
What do you mean by ____? What is your main point? How does _____ relate to _____? Could you put that another way?
Techniques > Questioning > Socratic Questions Conceptual | Assumptions | Rationale | Viewpoint | Implications | Question | See also Socrates was one of the greatest educators who taught by asking questions and thus drawing out answers from his pupils ('ex duco', means to 'lead out', which is the root of 'education'). Sadly, he martyred himself by drinking hemlock rather than compromise his principles.