Why do I use the Socratic Method?

  • Sumo

Why do I use the Socratic Method? I use it because when I pose questions, I am modeling how and why students would be better off asking questions themselves rather than making declarations. Is this not a less didactic, and therefore a more ethical, way to make people think together (because they end up emulating my form, but not my content)? In other words, students learn how and why to think, but not what to think.