The Bill of Rights Institute Socratic Seminars immerse teachers in the experience of Socratic practice, while exploring the tools and preparation that they can bring back to their own classrooms. In this two-day workshop, with a Dinner & Discussion in the evening between, participants will not only learn about, but also engage in Socratic practice to build confidence in dialogue-based pedagogy.
Some highlights of the agenda include:
Participants will surface and practice identifying the skills students need for quality dialogues – logic, text analysis, question formation. A key objective of the workshop is to help build and develop confidence in dialogue-based instruction for teachers and help examine skills that can do the same for students. Teachers will participate in Socratic circles, and perform a meta-analysis of the pedagogical approach, trace the academic studies that undergird it, and take away skills for conducting effective dialogue-based practice with their students.