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Socrates and Strategies. According to your text, the idea of a Socratic seminar stems from one of the dialogues of Plato in which Socrates suggests that no idea can be taught directly and “all that we know must be extracted from us through a series of questions and a process of inquiry. This is the foundation of the Socratic seminar” (Estes et al, 2011). View the video “Intro to the Socratic Seminar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?&)”. Then reflect on what you have observed in the video and what you have read in your text. Briefly describe the Socratic seminar model. Then respond to the following questions:
§ What role does questioning play in this model?
§ This model is designed to encourage multiple answers to open-ended questions that are in competition and may all be “winners.” Do you think this approach will be difficult or easy to adopt? Why or why not?
§ Discussions may be lively and might lean toward debate rather than dialogue. What strategies can you use to create a setting in which every opinion and perspective is honored?
§ What is your role as a teacher in this model?