Socratic dialogue is an important way to get students to begin working with their own ideas and the ideas of others, clarifying what they think and why they think it, and then refining their thoughts as a result of the discussion.Continue reading
Socratic dialogue is an important part of a next generation science classroom because it is all about students learning how to work with their own ideas and the ideas of others. The skills students need to actively contribute to a Socratic dialogue take time to develop.
The amount of time that it takes is really a function of how clear and consistent you are as the teacher, communicating your expectations and coaching your students.Continue reading
A strong Socratic dialogue can be helped by the layout of your class and how you organize students. We'll focus on three different formats for Socratic dialogue.
Choosing a Socratic Dialogue Format
The layout of your classroom and how students are positioned can go a long way toward getting students to be active participants. The format you choose will depend on your grade level and the familiarity of your students with Socratic dialogue.Continue reading
To understand why Socratic dialogue is so important in a next generation science classroom, it’s important to first describe what exactly a Socratic dialogue is—and equally importantly, what it is not.
What a Socratic Dialogue Is:
There are 5 key features of all genuine Socratic dialogues.Continue reading
A next generation science class is all about students learning how to work with ideas, both their own ideas and the ideas of others.Continue reading