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2 Surprisingly absent in this discussion is the Socratic method, one of the oldest ways whereby teachers educate students. This book remedies this situation. It examines how the Socratic method is employed in the Platonic dialogs, ...

Author: Lee Trepanier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351245807

Category: Political Science

Page: 170

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This exciting new textbook provides a sophisticated examination of the Socratic method for teaching political science students in higher education. It shows how the Socratic method is employed in the Platonic dialogs, compares its transformative approach to other student-centered teaching philosophies, and addresses the challenges of adopting the Socratic method in the contemporary classroom. The book is divided into three sections that integrate these practical aspects on the Socratic method with the theoretical considerations of Socratic philosophy while also addressing contemporary concerns about teaching and learning in higher education. Section One explores how the Socratic method is portrayed by Socrates in Plato’s dialogs. Section Two compares the Socratic method with modern and contemporary accounts of teaching and learning. Section Three examines some of the contemporary challenges of practicing the Socratic method in the university classroom today and how teachers can overcome them. Written in a clear and engaging style, this timely intervention is essential reading for upper undergraduate students enrolled in courses that specialize in pedagogical techniques, political theory, Socratic philosophy, and law.
2017-12-14 By Lee Trepanier

SM with the Socratic practice of cross-examination known as the elemchos. ... Socrates' method is regarded as a 'search for moral truth' by means of the elenctic arguments which refute the various theses of Socrates' interlocutors in ...

Author: Rebecca Bensen Cain

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441168795

Category: Philosophy

Page: 148

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This book develops a new account of Socratic method, based on a psychological model of Plato's dramatic depiction of Socrates' character and conduct. Socratic method is seen as a blend of three types of philosophical discourse: refutation, truth-seeking, and persuasion. Cain focuses on the persuasive features of the method since, in her view, it is this aspect of Socrates' method that best explains the content and the value of the dialectical arguments. Emphasizing the persuasive aspect of Socratic method helps us uncover the operative standards of dialectical argumentation in fifth-century Athens. Cain considers both the sophistic style of rhetoric and contentious debate in Socrates' time, and Aristotle's perspective on the techniques of argument and their purposes. An informal, pragmatic analysis of argumentation appropriate to the dialectical context is developed. We see that Socrates uses ambiguity and other strategic fallacies with purposeful play, and for moral ends. Taking specific examples of refutations from Plato's dialogues, Cain links the interlocutors' characters and situations with the dialectical argument that Socrates constructs to refute them. The merit of this interpretation is that it gives broad range, depth, and balance to Socrates' argumentative style; it also maintains a keen sensitivity to the interlocutors' emotional reactions, moral values, and attitudes. The book concludes with a discussion of the overall value, purpose, and success of Socratic method, and draws upon a Platonic/Socratic conception of the soul and a dialectical type of self-knowledge.
2007-02-26 By Rebecca Bensen Cain

The Socratic method facilitates learning and discovery through a process of collaborative exploration, and it can be applied to many situations. The method dates back to ancient times and is derived from the discussions led by Socrates ...

Author: James C. Overholser

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231544832

Category: Psychology

Page: 284

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As the field of psychotherapy focuses more on treatment manuals and the regimented nature of clinical research, the practice risks losing the subtle nuances that guide the interactive fluidity of therapy sessions. Can clinicians combat this loss by incorporating ideals from ancient philosophy into contemporary psychotherapy? In The Socratic Method of Psychotherapy, James Overholser approaches cognitive therapy through the interactive dialogues of Socrates, aiming to reduce the gap between theory and practice. Clinicians and students will appreciate the flexibility and creativity that underlie effective psychotherapy sessions when guided by the Socratic method as an innovative approach to self-exploration.
2018-10-30 By James C. Overholser

Among numerous differences, Adler's biggest shift from the Socratic method was that he did not engage with Socrates' primary principle of intellectual midwifery, helping a client bring an idea to birth. The mutuality of midwifery was ...

Author: Katarzyna Peoples

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351785143

Category: Psychology

Page: 186

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Using the Socratic Method in Counseling shows counselors how to use the Socratic method to help clients solve life problems using knowledge they may not realize they have. Coauthored by two experts from the fields of philosophy and counseling, the book presents theory and techniques that give counselors a client-centered and contextually bound method for better addressing issues of ethnicities, genders, cultures. Readers will find that Using the Socratic Method in Counseling is a thorough and useful text on a new theoretical orientation grounded in ancient philosophy.
2017-09-27 By Katarzyna Peoples

This brings us to issues of method, a central focus of this book. A “method” is simply a way of doing something. When we speak of the “Socratic Method,” we speak of the way Socrates elicited knowledge in his students.

Author: James J. Dillon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349950508

Category: Education

Page: 209

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This book presents a lively and accessible way to use the ancient figure of Socrates to teach modern psychology that avoids the didactic lecture and sterile textbook. In the online age, is a living teacher even needed? What can college students learn face-to-face from a teacher they cannot learn anywhere else? The answer is what most teachers already seek to do: help students think critically, clearly define concepts, logically reason from premises to conclusions, engage in thoughtful and persuasive communication, and actively engage the franchise of democratic citizenship. But achieving these outcomes requires an intimate, interpersonal learning community. This book presents a plan for using the ancient figure of Socrates and his Method to realize humane learning outcomes in the context of psychology.
2016-11-18 By James J. Dillon

I essentially present my views on the essential elements or components of the Socratic method, with the intention of offering readers a clear understanding and approach to the instructional strategy. The underlying idea was to describe ...

Author: Frank Giuseffi

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793601940

Category: Education

Page: 140

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Socratic Moments: How the Socratic Method Engenders Authentic Educational Encounters explicates how educators learn to implement the Socratic Method in various teaching and learning situations. The author investigates ways teachers leverage this instructional strategy to enhance critical thinking, learning styles, leadership, and social and emotional learning for today’s students.
2021-04-15 By Frank Giuseffi

The Socratic method and the case method — why , they were all his idea . And I used to sit in this very room with some of those old - timers and they told me how they thought that the two methods of instruction were nothing but an ...

Author: Michael Graubart Levin

Publisher: Ivy Books

ISBN: 0804103763

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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During one frenzied week, Rebecca Shepard battles to become the first female tenured professor at McKinley Law School while Sanford Clapp's abuse of the Socratic method provokes a student strike
1988-09-12 By Michael Graubart Levin

Encouraging Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Through Dialogue (Grades 8-12) Erick Wilberding ... Similar to what Crossan (2012) termed “ allenge parables,” the Socratic Method is participatory pedagogy articulated with personally ...

Author: Erick Wilberding

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000503340

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Since the Renaissance, the Socratic Method has been adapted to teach diverse subjects, including medicine, law, and mathematics. Each discipline selects elements and emphases from the Socratic Method that are appropriate for teaching individuals or groups how to reason judiciously within that subject. By looking at some of the great practitioners of Socratic questioning in the past, Socratic Methods in the Classroom explains how teachers may use questioning, reasoning, and dialogue to encourage critical thinking, problem solving, and independent learning in the secondary classroom. Through a variety of problems, cases, and simulations, teachers will guide students through different variations of the Socratic Method, from question prompts to the case method. Students will learn to reason judiciously, gain an understanding of important issues, and develop the necessary skills to discuss these issues in their communities. Grades 8-12
2021-10-08 By Erick Wilberding

When Socrates hears the answer he is genuinely puzzled : “ I have no wisdom , small or great . ... After questioning another who claimed to be wise , Socrates concludes , “ I am better off than he is — for he knows nothing , and thinks ...

Author: Victor J. Moeller

Publisher: Eye On Education

ISBN: 1930556225

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 196

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This book contains lesson plans, student handouts, and other handy features to help you engage your students in active learning.

In this section, we explore the concept of Socratic questioning as a disciplined, systematic form of questioning. We focus first on the historical roots of the Socratic method as developed and exhibited by Socrates.

Author: Richard Paul

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538133811

Category: Education

Page: 96

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This volume of the Thinker’s Guide Library introduces readers to powerful methods for questioning that pinpoint underlying beliefs and systems of logic. Richard Paul and Linda Elder show how practical and accessible the Socratic method of inquiry can be and how useful it is when assessing and solving any problem.
2019-06-01 By Richard Paul