The Power of the Socratic Classroom

Students. Questions. Dialogue. Learning.

Non-Fiction - Education
344 Pages
Reviewed on 05/15/2019
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

The Power of the Socratic Classroom: Students. Questions. Dialogue. Learning by Charles Ames Fischer is an insightful and helpful guide that gives tools and techniques for classroom educators to develop a Socratic environment in their classrooms. The author speaks about the Socratic technique and provides a platform for high-quality intellectual dialogue to take place more consistently and form a community in the classroom that is extremely rewarding for students. The Socratic Seminar is one of the most powerful methods that will guide students and teachers to develop their thinking skills and prepare them for life-changing experiences.

Education is important and this book gives good strategies to tutors and educators that make learning healthy and enable them to hold discussions effectively. It will enable students to collaborate in a meaningful way so that they can go beyond the conventional methods of learning and ask questions that were previously unasked. This book is interesting and the tools and techniques in it can be tested and implemented without much difficulty. Novel ideas and concepts when it comes to learning and education are always welcome and this book offers just that.

The author has handled the topic very well; methodically and expansively, breaking it down in a way that is easy for students to engage in the Socratic technique, making classroom learning a unique experience. This book is definitely a must-read and a must-have for all educators and tutors because it is an excellent choice for reference when it comes to Socratic methods and ideas.