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Making Meaning in Literature — Seminar Discussion. Classroom Lesson Plan: Whole-Group Seminar Discussion Teacher: Dorothy Franklin, DeWitt Clinton Elementary School, Chicago, Illinois Ms.

Making Meaning in Literature — Seminar Discussion

Franklin's 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 Topic: Whole-group seminar discussion in response to a pairing of literary texts Materials Needed: Background Information: Prior to this lesson, students in Ms. In this lesson, students get a glimpse of African American life in the 1930s by examining Langston Hughes' short story, "Passing. " Lesson Objectives: Students will: read for literary experience. participate in a whole-class seminar discussion to enrich their own understandings of the texts, considering multiple perspectives and alternative interpretations. compare and contrast how two protagonists cope with racial conflict in two different short stories. Expected Products From Lesson: Instructional Strategies Implemented: Create a Scene. The Structure of Socratic Dialogue - How to Use the Socratic Method. Go to Home Page The essays presented here are a result of over thirty years of Max Maxwell's involvement in research and experimentation in the Socratic method, and thirteen years of work in the field of curriculum development.

The Structure of Socratic Dialogue - How to Use the Socratic Method

The purpose of this series of essays is to present and stimulate new ways of thinking about and using the Socratic Method. For a summary of most of the research presented here, see the introduction to the first essay, "The Fundamentals of Education: A Socratic Perspective on the Cultivation of Humanity". You can listen to the first two sections of this essay: Audio Book for The Fundamentals of Education There are six parts to the first essay that are being posted as they are finished. As I get enough material posted, I will be putting the essays into one PDF file. If you are not at all familiar with the Socratic Method, you should read the introductory article, “Introduction to the Socratic Method and its Effect on Critical Thinking". 1.

Socratic Method in Character Education. This article originally appeared in Educational Leadership (May 1997) David H.

Socratic Method in Character Education

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? And, if so, what’s the best approach to take? In our work, we have found that one approach works particularly well: the venerable Socratic method. A Kinder, Gentler Dialogue The Socratic method derives from the Socratic Dialogues of Plato, in which Socrates made people jump through intellectual hoops trying to defend a "truth. " What people have usually overlooked or been unaware of is that Socrates used his method more to shred people than to educate them. Consider this spontaneous, unrehearsed dialogue from our high school video series, The Power of Choice. Facilitator: You're offered a $500 bike for $100. (One boy in the group takes the bait.) Curriculum/elephant run/Socratic Discussion Method and Formats.pdf.

Taxonomy of Socratic Questions. Socratic Questioning. 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').

Socratic Questioning

Sadly, he martyred himself by drinking hemlock rather than compromise his principles. Bold, but not a good survival strategy. But then he lived very frugally and was known for his eccentricity. Here are the six types of questions that Socrates asked his pupils. The overall purpose of Socratic questioning, is to challenge accuracy and completeness of thinking in a way that acts to move people towards their ultimate goal.

Conceptual clarification questions Get them to think more about what exactly they are asking or thinking about. Why are you saying that? Probing assumptions What else could we assume? Probing rationale, reasons and evidence Why is that happening?