TITLE

SOCRATIC SEMINARS IN SCIENCE CLASS

AUTHOR(S)
Chowning, Jeanne Ting
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Science Teacher;Oct2009, Vol. 76 Issue 7, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article describes the use of Socratic Seminars and highlights the constructive format they provide for discussion and their capacity to facilitate a spirit of shared inquiry among students as they discover meaning in a given text. Information is also provided for conducting text-based seminars with confidence. The educational benefits of text-based seminars are outlined and an example of a Socratic Seminar used with a group of high school students in a summer science program is presented.
ACCESSION #
44524717

 

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