The oldest, and still the most powerful, teaching tactic for fostering critical thinking is the Socratic Method. Today I invite you to join in my conversation with best-selling author, Donald Robertson, at the idyllic lake of Vouliagmeni on the Athens Riviera. (www.limnivouliagmenis.gr/en)
The Socratic method was derived from the Greek philosopher, Socrates. In order to delve into his students’ view, he would ask them questions until any contradictions were exposed. Socrates also used this method of questioning to encourage people to question the things they were told and to look beyond the obvious. Why Use the Socratic Method?
There are 3 main reasons the Socratic method is still used today. -It helps develop critical thinking skills. -It gets you ready to think quickly and clearly/ -It forces you to be prepared and attentive.
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