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  Socratic Dialogue as Collegial Reasoning
But in a Socratic Dialogue, after the question is posed, the first move is to ask participants for examples from their own lives which seem to them to illustrate the theme.
The strategy of the Socratic Dialogue is to allow everyone to know the example well enough in order to allow them to see it as a case of human dignity from the inside, as it were; as if they were all wearing Lynne's shoes.
But the rules of the Socratic Dialogue insist that the focus be on the point of view of the example giver since it is this which is immeidately available to the group.
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 Power of Socratic Dialogue
Not to be confused with the more traditional Socratic Teaching Method, which likewise derives from the Dialogues of Plato, this innovative approach similarly involves a progression of questioning and conversation as a basis for discussion, though the means of arriving at conclusions is very different.
A typical Socratic Dialogue will last an hour and a half, with half of that time dedicated to conversation within the panel, and the other half of the time in open dialogue between the audience and the panel.
As with other education methods, the success of the Socratic Dialogue depends to a large extent on how well the outcomes for the program and for the activity itself are defined from the outset.
www.dukece.com /spotlight/PowerSocraticDialogue.htm   (1176 words)

 Power of Socratic Dialogue
Because the scenario is so important as the basis for a rich ensuing dialogue, she typically interviews 10 to 15 stakeholders from the business to gather background information that enables her to lay a solid foundation.
Socratic Dialogue has also been used as part of programs to help corporations communicate new policies and procedures to their people.
Socratic Dialogue has lasting impact because participants are able to understand different points of view and construct meaning through conversation.
www.dukecorporateeducation.com /spotlight/PowerSocraticDialogue.htm   (1176 words)

 Development training & team building courses
Dialogue consultants are better placed to facilitate such dialogues, not only because of their training and experience, but also on the grounds that it is easier for an outsider to do than it is for an insider.
Socratic dialogue progresses as participants carefully clarify and justify their thinking, and develop insight as progress is made.
During the dialogue, the participants search for an answer to the main question on the basis of a concrete example, provided by one of the participants, and which is accessible to the others.
www.dialogueworks.co.uk /dw/corporate.html   (1318 words)

 Group Facilitation
Socratic dialogue is a formal method by which a small group (5-10 people), guided by a facilitator, finds a precise answer to a universal question (e.g.
Socratic dialogue is not to be confused with the so-called Socratic (or elenchic) method, developed in Plato's writings, by which Socrates often helped people discover contradictions in their attempted definitions of universals.
This is the mid-point of the conceptual structure (and roughly the mid-point of the temporal structure) of the dialogue.
www.appa.edu /groupfacil.htm   (1601 words)

Socratic dialogue is a formal method by which a small group (5-10 people), guided by a trained facilitator, finds a precise answer to a universal question (e.g.
Socratic dialogue is not to be confused with the so-called Socratic method, developed in Plato's writings, by which Socrates often helped people discover contradictions in their attempted definitions of universals.
The purpose of the dialogue is to tease the universal from the particular.
www.appa.edu /facilitation.htm   (2351 words)

 ATCA marks Five Years -- Thanks to You and Socrates; Origin of Socratic Dialogue in Ancient Greece; Socrates -- ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In 399 BC Socrates was accused of "impiety" and of "neglect of the Gods whom the city worships and the practise of religious novelties" and of the "corruption of the young".
Socrates then backtracked a little from this suggestion, reminded the court that no one actually knew if death was a disaster or a release, and said that he was reluctant to suggest a real penalty in preference to death which might be a blessing.
Socrates asked those who had voted in favour of his being guilty to bear in mind that, even though he did not consider himself to be wise, the rivals of Athens would say that the Athenians had ordered the death of a wise man who lived among them.
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 Free Essay Socratic Dialogue: Crito
Socrates immediately rebuts Crito’s argument by saying, “why should we care so much for what the majority think?” He goes on to refute the argument by using the analogy of the physical trainer to prove his point.
Socrates says in matters concerning the mind, particularly justice and injustice, things should be no different than in matters concerning the body.
Socrates’ arguments have more foundation than Crito’s and are concerned with the well being of every person, whereas Crito’s arguments are concerned with only his image and his well being.
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 Renyi's "Socratic Dialogue"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The success of this dialogue encouraged him to write a second dialogue (to which a third one would follow later on) which we are now offering in Catalan to our readers.
The central character of this dialogue is Archimedes, the greatest mathematician of antiquity and one among the greatest of all times, who was born and died in the island of Sicily in the 3rd century BC.
As in the Socratic dialogue, Rényi insists in giving mathematicians a certain responsibility in the social affairs and in the solution of collective problems, even the worst ones such as war and death.
www.mat.ub.es /~jmfont/docs/RenyiArquim.html   (584 words)

 socratic coaching
Socratic Coaching is an innovative apporach to self-development, encorporating feedback, suggestions where appropriate and the Socratic Dialogue.
Most significantly in the Dialogue, those exploring are recognised as their own best experts on what they think, feel and believe, and are skillfully supported to direct their journey and determine their destination.
A.T. “I found the dialogues very thought provoking, and although I was initially sceptical I believe they have made a positive difference to Susan and I. We have found that we have better communication and have been able to move forward with the issues that were troubling us previously.
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 Why Universities Use Socratic Dialogue - Associated Content
Socratic dialogue is one of the primary methods we use at the university for achieving our goals.
Socrates was identified by the oracles as the wisest man in ancient Greece.
The dialogue participants exchanged their views with each other in much the same way that ritual clothing had been exchanged in the ancient Eleusinian Rites, which were used to break down and refashion identity categories.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/16396/why_universities_use_socratic_dialogue.html   (535 words)

 Managers Develop Moral Accountability: The Impact of Socratic Dialogue
Socratic dialogue as it is described here has its origin in the work of the German philosopher Leonard Nelson (1882-1927) who developed the method for educational purposes at the beginning of the 20th century.
In one Socratic dialogue about the question ‘What role does ethics play in banking?’ participants chose the case that was described in the first section, the signing of the guarantee.
Thus the Socratic dialogue can make an essential contribution to the creation of an organisational culture in which morally accountable actions are the rule rather than the exception, a culture in which the dialogue, as an essential part of morally accountable action, has its rightful place.
www.rongen.com /english/socrat/moral.htm   (9537 words)

 What Is Autonomy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Socratic dialogue as practised today is a rigorous inquiry into a question and our own thinking about it, aiming to investigate our assumptions in a joint process.
Having introduced Socratic dialogue, Jos then asked the group whether it was happy to investigate the question proposed.
This is not at all uncommon in Socratic dialogue.
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 Socratic Method Research Portal
The goal of the Socratic Method is to help the soul by freeing the aspiration to virtue from the harmful limitations that come through clinging to the false securities of our knowing.
The advantage of the Socratic Method over the more common forms of discussion or debate is that the Socratic questioner may abandon the burdensome pretense of knowing and take the more subordinate and dialectically effective role as a seeker of understanding.
I found the use of the Socratic Method to be vastly superior to the traditional forms of discussion in its effectiveness at engaging conservative Christian men on this dialogue’s subject.
www.socraticmethod.net   (2336 words)

 Socratic Seminars International - Dialogue in the Classroom
Socratic Seminars are a highly motivating form of intellectual and scholarly discourse conducted in K-12 classrooms.
Dialogue creates "better conversation." As William Issacs states in Dialogue and the Art of Thinking Together, dialogue is a conversation in which people (students) think together in relationship.
The practice of Socratic Seminars teaches students to recognize the differences between dialogue and debate and to strive to increase the qualities of dialogue and reduce the qualities of debate in each Socratic Seminar.
www.socraticseminars.com /education/whatare.html   (779 words)

 SOCRATIC SEMINARS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Socrates, a Classical Greek philosopher, was convinced that the surest way to attain reliable knowledge was through the practice of disciplined conversation.
The Socratic method of teaching is based on Socrates' theory that it is more important to enable students to think for themselves than to merely fill their heads with "right" answers.
Dialogue is exploratory and involves the suspension of biases and prejudices.
www.teachnlearn.org /socratic_seminars.htm   (1793 words)

 Socratic Dialogues
The conversation that results from using the Socratic method is known as Socratic dialogue.
Socratic dialogues might be thought, then, as a type of focusing pattern mixed with a bit of imposed structure.
Remember, the general goals of a Socratic dialogue are to hold students accountable for learning, make students’ conceptual understanding and thinking processes clear to the teacher, help students understand how knowledge is constructed from experience, and build autonomy and self-confidence in students’ own thinking in relation to a particular question that is undertaken in common.
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 Socratic dialogue - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Most accurately, the term refers to works in which Socrates is a character, though as a genre other texts are included; Plato's Laws and Xenophon's Hiero are Socratic dialogues in which a wise man other than Socrates leads the discussion (the Athenian Stranger and Simonides, respectively).
Likewise, the stylistic format of the dialogues can vary; Plato's dialogues generally only contain the direct words of each of the speakers, while Xenophon's dialogues are written down as a continuous story, containing, along with the narration of the circumstances of the dialogue, the "quotes" of the speakers.
According to a fragment of Aristotle, the first author of Socratic dialogue was Alexamenes of Teos, but we do not know anything else about him, whether Socrates appeared in his works, or how accurate Aristotle was in his unfavorable judgement about him.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Socratic_dialogue   (273 words)

 Socratic Dialogue as a New Means of Participatory Technology Assessment
The NSD traces back to the Socratic Dialogue, which has been developed by Leonard Nelson in the 1920s (Nelson 1922,1965).
What is basically Socratic in the NSD is the method of rigorous inquiry into the thoughts, concepts and values we hold as true.
Evaluation will be based on participating observation (evaluators will observe the Neo Socratic Dialogue), the records of the Neo Socratic Dialogue as well as ex-ante and ex-post interviews with facilitators, participants and several key actors.
www.pantaneto.co.uk /issue12/littig.htm   (3146 words)

 Dialogue on
Writing a dialogue is a very difficult endeavour because Plato's dialogues have been and are a model which no-one has managed to match.
Anna has just arrived at a residential centre where several groups are going to engage in Socratic Dialogue for five days; she is apprehensive, doubtful about her own capacity, and during the first evening gets into conversation with Fernando and Rene.
But in the Socratic Dialogue the example and its details are a kind of platform for reaching more general judgments about different ethical aspects of our lives.
www.sfcp.org.uk /dialogue_on.htm   (656 words)

 Education Book Review/Socratic Circles
Matt Copeland’s Socratic Circles: Fostering Critical and Creative Thinking in Middle and High School is a very timely exposition of the process of Adler’s (1982) Socratic mode of instruction at a time when teachers may sorely be tempted to sacrifice diverse learning strategies on the altar of improved test scores.
The Socratic Seminar is based on the idea of Socratic dialogue in which teachers lead student discussion through careful questioning to higher levels of thinking, analysis and interaction.
The outer circle is responsible for listening to the dialogue in the inner circle and, after the discussion is complete (in about 20 minutes), providing feedback to the members of the inner circle about the effectiveness (not content) of the dialogue.
www.lib.msu.edu /corby/reviews/posted/copeland.htm   (1356 words)

 Critical Thinking Curriculum Model - Educational Components   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Seven major areas are identified in the area of educational components that include constructivism, Socratic dialogue, critical thinking, collaborative relationships, hands-on/minds-on activities, multidisciplinary approaches to learning and State and National Standards and Benchmarks.
As used today, Socratic questioning techniques work within a structured discussion that raises basic issues, probes beneath the surface of things, pursues problematic areas of thought, helps participants discover the structure of their own thoughts, and helps them develop clarity, accuracy, and relevance in thinking.
Socratic questioning can be used in large group discussions, small groups, one-on-one, or even with oneself.
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 Dialogue Leadership - Socratic Seminars International
Dialogue Leadership is committed to providing high quality professional development in Dialogue Facilitation.
As important as authentic dialogue is, few educational leaders have been trained in the skills of dialogue facilitation and leadership.
The addition of genuine dialogue into schools and organizations is the catalyst for meaningful and long-lasting change.
www.dialogueleadership.com /index.html   (205 words)

 Amazon.com: Dialogue: A Socratic Dialogue on the Art of Writing Dialogue in Fiction (Elements of Fiction Writing): ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Dialogue is perhaps the most powerful element in fiction.
The biggest annoyance was the author's unskilled use of the Socratic Method; the entire book is one giant dialogue between a fictionalized author and his foi, with bits of a fictionalized editor thrown into a few places.
The Socratic dialogue would have been useful in places, to show examples and illustrate do's and don'ts; however, as a style for the entire book, it just drove me like oxen.
www.amazon.com /Dialogue-Socratic-Writing-Fiction-Elements/dp/0898793491   (2598 words)

 Socratic method - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It typically involves two speakers at any one time, with one leading the discussion and the other agreeing to certain assumptions put forward for her or his acceptance or rejection.
It is with this in mind that the Socratic Method is employed.
The Socratic method has been adapted for psychotherapy, most prominently in Classical Adlerian psychotherapy and Cognitive therapy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Socratic_method   (1827 words)

 4th International Conference "Ethics and Socratic Dialogue in Civic Society"
Civic and community life (the 'third sector' of society) is distinguished from central politics and the state sector on the one hand and from the commercial market or business world on the other, although there are overlaps.
The overall aim of the conference is to contribute to the enhancement of public and private debate with special reference to ethical issues arising in Civic Society, and to the role of dialogue, Socratic Dialogue in particular.
Modern Socratic Dialogue was developed from the classical Socratic Method by the German Kantian philosopher and founder of the PPA, Leonard Nelson (1882-1927) early in the twentieth century.
www.philosophisch-politische-akademie.de /ic2002.html   (690 words)

 as days pass by » Blog Archive » Linux advocacy and Socratic dialogue
I look forward to seeing the fruits of the research: some pointers on the best way to leave people keen on the idea of moving to Linux would be invaluable.
He also notes my tendency to act as “Socratic investigator“, which is, um, true enough I suppose.
I did, and still do, have some reservations about their approach to the (brilliant, nonetheless) Infopoint Linux “advocacy” stands at computer fairs, and it was those reservations I was outlining.
www.kryogenix.org /days/2004/04/23/advocacy   (296 words)

 Socratic Seminars
It would be a mistake to assume that the most talkative students are necessarily the most active participants or, conversely, that the reticent students are not actively participating.
It may be the case that the quieter students are taking in ideas, thinking deeply about them, and mentally synthesizing the contributions of their classmates.
In order to assess how active and mentally engaged students have been during a seminar, it is important to provide them with time to reflect on the dialogue and consider how it has shaped their thinking.
www.greece.k12.ny.us /instruction/ela/SocraticSeminars/seminarrubrics.htm   (150 words)

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