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Socratic Seminars

Devloping Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum

Melissa Newport

on 7 May 2018

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Transcript of Socratic Seminars

What you need
Four Elements
Socratic Seminar
A collaborative, intellectual dialogue spurred by open-ended questions that encourage critical reading, deep thinking, and active listening skills.
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Outer circle/inner circle

Socratic Seminars
The Text
Critical Thinking
Critical Reading
Confidence in Speaking
Careful Listening
Critical Reflection
Conflict Resolution
Developing Critical Thinking
Across the Curriculum
The participants carry the burden
of responsibility for the quality
of the discussion.

It is a discussion, not a debate.
• Annotate text
Don’t raise hands
• Listen carefully
• Address one another respectfully
Socrates thought it was more important for students to think for themselves than to merely fill their heads with "right'' answers. The seminar is a method to try to understand information.
read, think, write
The Questions
The Teacher
severely limited voice
The Students
prepared, informed, supported
teacher and student generated
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