Remembrance of Things Past: A History of the Socratic Method in the United States

@article{Schneider2013RemembranceOT,
  title={Remembrance of Things Past: A History of the Socratic Method in the United States},
  author={J. Schneider},
  journal={Curriculum Inquiry},
  year={2013},
  volume={43},
  pages={613 - 640}
}
The Socratic method is a common touchstone in conversations about classroom pedagogy, widely believed to enhance student engagement and promote critical thinking. Understood as the historical inheritance of antiquity, the method is generally accepted by teachers, administrators, and scholars as a legitimate approach to instruction. As this article reveals, however, the Socratic method was not passed down from ancient Athens across continents and millennia. Instead, it was re‐created and… Expand
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