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What is Socratic Method of Teaching

Handbook of Research on Cross-Cultural Online Learning in Higher Education
A teaching method that helps to promote critical thinking by learning through questioning and discussion.
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Cross-Cultural Communication Differences in Online Learning
Tasha Peart (Louisiana State University – Shreveport, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8286-1.ch009
This chapter discusses and evaluates research on cross-cultural communication differences in online learning at the university level. It starts out by discussing the growth of online education in recent years and the historical context of online education. The chapter then evaluates research on differences in cross-cultural online learning primarily between university students from the Western part of the world compared to students from the East. Barriers in cross-cultural online education cited in the literature include language, technology, and instructional design. Future research on Western-based online education should assess cross-cultural differences for students from other parts of the world including Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
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Teaching Critical Thinking Skills to Foster Social-Emotional Learning
Questions are used to examine the values, principles, and beliefs of students; it is a teaching strategy to promote a way of thinking.
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