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Articles tagged Socratic Method

How Leading a Gigantic Socratic Dialogue Taught Me to Lead Smaller Socratic Dialogues

by Matt
Wednesday, 01 May, 2013
categories: Rhetoric Stage (ages 14 to 18)
In early April, I traveled with my Challenge IV class to Staunton, Virginia’s Blackfriar’s Theater to see Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar on stage. The night before the play, we met with a couple of other Challenge groups at Youth Development Inc.’s lodge for fellowship,...
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Christian, Know Thyself: Why It Is Important to Study Philosophy

γνῶθι σαυτόν: "gnothi sauton" or "know yourself" in ancient Greek. Public building in Ludwigshafen, Germany.   See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world...
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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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