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Socratic method

n.
A pedagogical technique in which a teacher does not give information directly but instead asks a series of questions, with the result that the student comes either to the desired knowledge by answering the questions or to a deeper awareness of the limits of knowledge.
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Socratic method

n
(Philosophy) philosophy the method of instruction by question and answer used by Socrates in order to elicit from his pupils truths he considered to be implicitly known by all rational beings. Compare maieutic
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Socrat′ic meth′od


n.
the use of questions, as employed by Socrates, to develop a latent idea in the mind of a student or elicit an admission from an opponent.
[1735–45]
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Socratic method

- A teaching technique in which a teacher does not give information directly but instead asks a series of questions, with the result that the student comes either to the desired knowledge by answering the questions or to a deeper awareness of the limits of knowledge.
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Noun1.Socratic method - a method of teaching by question and answerSocratic method - a method of teaching by question and answer; used by Socrates to elicit truths from his students
pedagogics, pedagogy, teaching method - the principles and methods of instruction
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It is Adeimantus again who volunteers the criticism of common sense on the Socratic method of argument, and who refuses to let Socrates pass lightly over the question of women and children.
2, 51 foll.) The Socratic method is nominally retained; and every inference is either put into the mouth of the respondent or represented as the common discovery of him and Socrates.
This is the Socratic method and is used in the CBC.
'I use the Socratic method in my classroom to challenge students to think out of the box, and use a range of practical and current events as the basis for discussion and learning,' he said, noting that public affairs and public policy is 'a disciplinary area that calls into question such other disciplines as political science, economics and law, just to name a few'.
Today, this is known as the Socratic method, used by many professors in law schools.
That is why I got used to what is called the Socratic method which is to ask a lot of questions in the process of leading the students to arrive at conclusions on their own.
We were introduced to the Socratic method, wherein we were encouraged to ask questions and answer with more questions, rather than simply memorize concepts.
One question asked was my opinion of the 'Socratic method' of teaching, creating critical thinking by a 'cooperative argumentative dialogue between individuals, based on asking and answering questions.' Unfortunately, I assumed my incredible good looks and winning attitude would overcome my lack of knowledge about Socrates.
For example, the Socratic Method (based on the instructive approach used by the Greek philosopher Socrates) is a form of debate between individuals, based on asking and answering questions to stimulate thinking.
Teachers often strive to master the Socratic method of asking questions, but it isn't for academics and philosophers alone.
Commenting on his experience thus far, Sargent remarked, "I am very impressed by the students because of their intelligence, training, and curiosity, in class we have mostly been using a `reverse Socratic method'.
Use the Socratic Method when conversing with your child.