Last time, I explored a dialogic teaching strategy called Socratic questioning which encourages students to take an active role in their learning, develop analytical skills, and engage in meaningful discussions.
Socratic questioning also fosters a student-centred classroom where curiosity, inquiry, and critical thinking are at the forefront of the learning process. But all this requires a classroom culture that is conducive to discussion and debate…
Establishing clear rules and routines for classroom discussions is therefore crucial to creating a productive and respectful learning environment where students feel comfortable expressing their thoughts and engaging in meaningful dialogue.
Here are key rules and routines to consider implementing in your questioning classroom and ideas for what we might encourage students to do:
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