Socrates was on to something….

December 16, 2007

Neat study here using the Socratic method one hour a week and studying the long term effects. No surprise here

“the philosophy children showed significant improvements on tests of their verbal, numerical and spatial abilities at the end of the 16-month period relative to their baseline performance before the study.”

So is the Socratic method a verbal form of constructivism? The students are learning how to build their own ideas from the discussion. Neat none the less.


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