Vancouver International Teaching of Psychology Conference
Questions can be transformative. Civilization changed when we changed our question from, “how can we get to the water” to, “how can we get the water to us?” Striving for no less in the classroom in terms of prompting insight-based change, lies at the center of this discussion. The purpose and premise of the Socratic method can be used to inform our teaching processes, and in the end, this method can be construed as one way of meaningfully engaging in Biesta’s “the beautiful risk of education.” By asking different types of questions, learning to listen, and valuing silence, the art and the heart of this particular pedagogy within the capstone, or other discussion-based course experience can be best appreciated.
Related video: http://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/psy_conference/2/
Burns, Lawrence, "The Art and Heart of the Socratic Method: Connecting through Questioning, Listening, and Silence" (2015). Conference Materials. 1.