(469 – 399 B.C.) was one of the greatest
educators who taught by asking questions and thus drawing out
answers from his pupils. His pupils include
Socratic Method is a dialectic method of inquiry, that uses
cross-examination of someone's claims and premises in order to
reveal out a contradiction or internal inconsistency among them.
Socratic questioning is at the heart of critical thinking – they
enhance your critical thinking skills. Socratic questions
challenge accuracy and
completeness of thinking in a way that
acts to move people towards their ultimate
learning goal of
Socratic method is to explore the contours of often difficult
issues and to learn
critical thinking skills.
Critical thinking is the process we
use to reflect on, access and judge the assumptions underlying
our own and others ideas and actions.
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you must constantly expand your horizons beyond simple gathering
information and relying on the basic principles.
In business, Socratic method and
Socratic questions are often used by lawyers, engineers,
For instance, when used by lawyers,
the Socratic questioning involves asking a series of questions
surrounding a central issue, and answering questions of the
others involved. The idea is to expose the opponents
contradictions in such a way that proves the inquirer's own
Socratic Thinking will also help you think
critically about everyday issues.