Sunday, July 02, 2006

Speaking of Socrates... there any value to using Socratic dialogues with younger students (fifth grade)? Do students this young possess the ability (or the attention span) to sit through an extended discussion?

While I have never conducted a Socratic dialogue, I am interested in doing a few with my classes this coming school year. How does one go about doing this? From what I have read, it sounds a lot like inquiry-based learning, except that the inquiry is done completely through discussion, not through actual experimentation. Is this correct?

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