Socratic method

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a method of teaching by question and answer

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Socratic learning and critical thinking require the student to reveal their thoughts and subjective experiences--risky by definition for many; under prison conditions, however, these requirements become estranged practice, involving risks particular to the setting.
As Nussbaum sees it, the humanities, with their focus on Socratic learning, open dialogue, and imaginative and creative play, encourages and fosters the development of a critical intelligence that will not be cowed and a sympathetic compassion that can bridge political, economic, and religious divides.
While counter-intuitive, both the intensive, self-contained Socratic learning environment and outrageous content instruction can be implemented within the school day and within existing budgets.
NAJP: But how did you use the sample conversations to create a Socratic learning environment, and what was the role of the teacher?