Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Socratic Educational Strategies
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Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Socratic Educational Strategies

Frank G. Giuseffi (William Woods University, USA)
Pages: 300
ISBN13: 9781799871729|ISBN10: 179987172X|EISBN13: 9781799871743|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7172-9

Description

This publication will offer a panoramic view of the Socratic Method and expound upon the theoretical and practical aspects and implications of this teaching approach. Traditionally understood as an ancient teaching method arguably conceived and practiced by the philosopher Socrates, scholars in education have boldly explored the definitions, philosophical underpinnings, assumptions, and uses of Socratic dialogue in various learning situations and educational settings. Along with remaining true to Socrates' apparent learning processes and outcomes for his interlocutors - the experiences of aporia (perplexity) in the learning process, the use of one's cognitive resources, and contending with concepts such as virtue and justice, the publication will also investigate the Socratic method's impact on leadership, critical thinking skills, e-learning, adult education, and social emotional learning. By exposing educators to the current and emerging literature on the Socratic Method, there can be a renewed sense of how this instructional strategy can improve students' and teachers' abilities to think and discuss issues and subject-matter carefully and deeply, resulting in student achievement, quality instruction, and human flourishing.

This book will be appropriate for teachers (high school and college-level), curriculum directors, instructional designers, and other school leaders. The publication will also equip trainers with information on how to incorporate Socratic discussion in adult training and professional development workshops.

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