Experiences with the Socratic Method at your school

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jmvargas
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Experiences with the Socratic Method at your school

Postby jmvargas » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:25 pm

Im interested in hearing the experiences people have had in their schools with the notorious Socratic Method. Is it harsh, helpful? Please indicate which school you're attending. Thank you!

jmvargas
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Re: Experiences with the Socratic Method at your school

Postby jmvargas » Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:34 am

Anybody have anything to say about the Socratic method?

jmvargas
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Re: Experiences with the Socratic Method at your school

Postby jmvargas » Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:46 am

This silence in deafening... I guess I'm off to do my own research. :?

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Re: Experiences with the Socratic Method at your school

Postby brocklanders12 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:58 am

You waited 3 hours on St. Patrick's Day and during spring break. Sorry to disappoint you, but this isn't the time to expect prompt replies from college students.

jmvargas
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Re: Experiences with the Socratic Method at your school

Postby jmvargas » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:04 am

Good point about St. Patrick's day! I'm stuck at home with a broken leg and couldn't leave my house. Damn. I need a green beer now! Cheers!

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Re: Experiences with the Socratic Method at your school

Postby darknightbegins » Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:09 am

I had a professor in an undergrad criminal law class use this method from time to time in class. It isn't that bad as long as you read the material and you are secure with yourself. You are a student and sometimes you won't know the answer to the question the professor asks even if you have read the assigned material and asked questions about it, especially as a wide eyed 1L. You need to have thick enough skin to deal with looking like a fool sometimes. If you knew the answer to every question your professor asks then why bother going to class?




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