Chowning, Jeanne Ting
October 2009
Science Teacher;Oct2009, Vol. 76 Issue 7, p36
Academic Journal
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.


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