The Socratic Classroom

The Socratic Classroom

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This book provides a framework for a collaborative inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning suitable not only for formal educational settings such as the school classroom but for all educational settings. For teachers, educationalists, philosophers and philosophers of education, The Socratic Classroom presents a theoretical as well as practical exploration of how philosophy may be adopted in education. The Socratic Classroom captures a variety of philosophical approaches to classroom practice that could be broadly described as Socratic in form. There is an exploration of three distinct approaches that make significant contributions to classroom practice: Matthew Lipman's Community of Inquiry, Leonard Nelson's Socratic Dialogue, and David Bohm's Dialogue. All three models influence what is termed in this book as 'Socratic pedagogy'. Socratic pedagogy is multi-dimensional and is underpinned by 'generative, evaluative, and connective thinking'. These terms describe the dispositions inherent in thinking through philosophical inquiry. This book highlights how philosophy as inquiry can contribute to educational theory and practice, while also demonstrating how it can be an effective way to approach teaching and learning. Audience This publication is suited to educators, teacher educators, philosophers of education and philosophers in general. It has a theoretical and practical focus, making it truly interdisciplinary.I shall use the term monologue to refer to both kinds of a#39;single speecha#39; as well as any long speech delivered by one person who forgets or neglects ... 7 Robert Laird (1993) has used philosophical inquiry with children in the Buranga Community in ... Philosophy books that describe philosophical ideas are like tennis manuals; they can only take you so far in terms of instructing someone how to play tennis.

Title:The Socratic Classroom
Author:Sarah Davey Chesters
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-09-13


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