Author: Richard W. Paul Publisher: Foundation for Critical Thinking Number in series: 3 tapes/dvds Length of each tape: over 1 hour Format: VHS or DVD
Price: $69.95 for the series of 3 tapes/dvds or $29.95 for each 1 hour tape/dvd
Additional Information About: 'How to Teach Through Socratic Questioning' Video Series (331-333 & Supplements)
The 'How to Teach Through Socratic Questioning' video series was created to teach instructors at all levels of education how to bring one of the oldest and still most powerful teaching techniques into the classroom. Whereas traditional instruction is concerned with giving students answers, Socratic questioning recognizes that questions, not answers, are the driving force in thinking.
Feeding students endless content to remember is akin to repeatedly stepping on the brakes in a vehicle that is, unfortunately, already at rest. Instead, students need to turn on their intellectual engines. Only when answers generate further questions does thought remain alive. Only students who have questions are really thinking and learning. The quality of the questions we ask determines the quality of the thinking we do.