Socratic Seminars acknowledge the highly social nature of learning while advocating for a student-centered approach. Students who participate in these sessions will engage in formal text-based discussions prompted by open-ended questions from the instructor. Through this exercise, students will learn how to articulate their own thoughts, while listening to the thoughts and perspectives of their peers who are processing and dissecting the same material. As a result, students learn to work cooperatively with a group, establish the confidence to express their thoughts, build critical thinking skills, and develop a stronger spirit of civility from hearing the perspective of their peers who may have differing opinions.
9th-12th grades; 4-5 students; Weekly drop-in