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Summer Socrates

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by Brian
Monday, 25 June, 2012
categories: Classical Christian Education
It is late August—Day 1 of school for your Challenge kids. You, the tutor, ask the question, “What sort of cool things did you learn over the summer that challenged your thinking? What did you learn that made you defend your beliefs?” Hands shoot up all over the...
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The Power of Questions, Part II: The Socratic Circle

by Kate
Monday, 16 April, 2012
categories: Articles, Classical Christian Education
[L]et us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Hebrews 12:1 (NIV).   Several weeks ago, my Challenge II students had a Socratic discussion based on the model described in Matt Copeland’s book, Socratic Circles. This article will give you a glimpse into...
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The Power of Questions, Part I: Why the Socratic Method?

We tend to think the purpose of education is to provide answers—the information needed to function productively. On the one hand, this is true. But, on the other hand, as with all important human activities, it is not the only purpose. In fact, this pragmatic view is...
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