Socratic Circles

photo credit: GlacierGuyMT via photopin cc
photo credit: GlacierGuyMT via photopin cc

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned using “Socratic Dialogue” to discuss some of the statements made about creativity in an article from PsychCentral.com.  It occurred to me that this may not be a familiar phrase to some who read this blog, so I dug into some of my resources to find a good explanation of this process.  “The Socratic Circle” describes one way that such a discussion could be conducted in the classroom.  There are other methods for Socratic Dialogues, but I think this one gives a very good breakdown of the way it works.  You can also refer to a previous post I have done, called, “Socratic Questions“, which has a link to a great resource of queries that can lead to deeper conversations.

 

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