804 Class 3

Socratic Seminars, Merrill's Principles, & Reality

How Do You Know that You Know That?

Is life a video game? | Elon Musk | Code Conference 2016

How is a Socratic Seminar Different from Discussion?

Questioning in a Socratic Seminar

When would you use this method?

  • What kinds of learning goals? (p. 386-388)
  • What kinds of content? (Figure 14-1, p. 384)
  • Would it work for your problem of instruction?

Which parts of this model should we adopt for this class?

  • Ground rules
  • Rubric or checklist (p. 392-394)
  • Tokens


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Questions

  • Clarification
  • Probe assumptions
  • Probe reasons and evidence
  • Explore viewpoints & perspectives
  • Probe implications and consequences
  • Questions about questions

Your Ps and Qs

Socratic Seminar Kohlmeier Article

Merrill's Principles

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Looking at these word clouds - what are some general conclusions about Merrill's principles?

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Merrill's Principles

Merrill's principles are sometimes referenced as another "model of instructional design" similar to ADDIE. Do you agree or disagree? and why?

For each of the principles:

  • How do you see these principles in the Socratic Seminar as described in the textbook?
  • How do you see the principles in the article this week?
  • What about your own teaching or problem of instruction?

Reflection

  • Major takeaways from today's discussion.
  • What do you wish we had more time to discuss?