Thursday, August 25, 2011

Socratic Method and Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking: A Path to College and Career is an excellent article from Edutopia which contains numerous resources on using the Socratic Method of questioning to increase critical thinking skills. The article focuses on how KIPP King Collegiate High School in San Lorenzo, California uses critical thinking to prepare students for college. They use the Socratic Method in order to help promote critical thinking skills. The Socratic Method gives students a chance to process and verbalize their learning by formulating and discussing questions related to the content. The Socratic Method is not widely used in math, but it can be a great way to sum up a unit or an alternative assessment.

If you're interested in learning more about the Socratic Method, make sure to view the Free Resources and Tools section that accompanies this article. They have included some excellent rubrics, planning guides, etc.


Kathy said...

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Kristi Grande said...

Kathy, thanks for letting me know about this problem! I'm working on getting it fixed. Once the problem is taken care of, I'll let everyone know. Thanks again for the heads-up and for subscribing!

Kristi Grande said...

Okay, the problem is fixed. At least it appears to be fixed at this time. Please let me know if you notice that it continues to happen.

Kathy, thanks again for bringing this problem to my attention!