Socratic Seminars: Building a Culture of Student-Led Discussion

May 3, 2017

This resource focuses on increasing student-led discussions in the classroom, using the Socratic seminar style. Student-led discussions can be a critical tool to improve reflection, critical thinking, and classroom community. The article details:

  • How to plan a seminar
  • How to implement your seminar
  • The follow-up and assessment process

With easy clear steps to follow, this article is a useful tool for any educator who wants to increase engagement and student voice in classroom discussions. If done effectively, it is also a helpful way to give students at the secondary school level the feeling of what a college classroom may be like.

Source Organizations: Edutopia

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