Socratic Seminar

New to the socratic seminar format? Check out a resource that not only provides the rationale for the procedure and step-by-step directions, but also provides a list of suggested topics, rules and model statements.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Create and display a poster of the rules for socratic discussions
  • Model for class members how to craft open-ended questions
  • Preview the model socratic seminar videos available online to determine if any are appropriate to your learning situation
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource assumes that class members are new to the socratic seminar format 

  • The packet includes a list of suggested texts and exit tickets

  • None