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HarlandBassett
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Socratic method

Postby HarlandBassett » Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:09 pm

What is this "soft" vs. "hard" Socratic methods I keep running across (while reading threads on TLS)?

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Re: Socratic method

Postby Aeon » Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:13 pm

The "hard" Socratic method is the one you see in movies about law school. The professor selects a student and asks them difficult questions for a period of time, whether the student can respond or not. In the "soft" Socratic method, the professor might select a student and if he cannot answer, then selects another. Or he could just ask for volunteers to respond to his question.

Most professors today have a mixed style, probably tending more toward the "soft" Socratic.

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Re: Socratic method

Postby Fred_McGriff » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:28 pm

What do you think soft vs. hard methods of the Socratic Method are?

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Re: Socratic method

Postby NZA » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:29 pm

Fred_McGriff wrote:What do you think soft vs. hard methods of the Socratic Method are?

:lol:

Epic win.

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Re: Socratic method

Postby HarlandBassett » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:16 am

NZA wrote:
Fred_McGriff wrote:What do you think soft vs. hard methods of the Socratic Method are?

:lol:

Epic win.

not.

It depends on your context. I was thinking about it in terms of soft and hard sells in business.

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Re: Socratic method

Postby NZA » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:33 am

HarlandBassett wrote:
NZA wrote:
Fred_McGriff wrote:What do you think soft vs. hard methods of the Socratic Method are?

:lol:

Epic win.

not.

It depends on your context. I was thinking about it in terms of soft and hard sells in business.


Apparently the joke was lost on you, OP?

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Re: Socratic method

Postby HarlandBassett » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:37 am

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Re: Socratic method

Postby nina09 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:10 am

You use this everyday day.


Debating for fun or to save yourself.
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Re: Socratic method

Postby WayBryson » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:14 am

Soft: Symposium
Hard: Apology




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