Socratic method
maieutic method maieutic method n. A method of teaching by question and answer; it was used by Socrates to elicit truths from his students; -- called also the {Socratic method} [WordNet 1.5]

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  • Socratic method — n. a method of teaching or discussion, like that used by Socrates, in which by means of a series of questions and answers the logical soundness of a definition is tested, the meaning of a concept examined, etc …   English World dictionary

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  • Socratic method — noun a method of teaching by question and answer; used by Socrates to elicit truths from his students • Syn: ↑maieutic method • Hypernyms: ↑teaching method, ↑pedagogics, ↑pedagogy * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized S …   Useful english dictionary

  • Socratic Method —    Socrates (c. 469 399 B.C.) was born in Athens, the son of a sculptor. The educational facilities of that day were meager, and so Socrates walked the streets to talk with people and to learn their philosophies, especially their thoughts about… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Socratic method — The method of teaching in which the master imparts no information, but asks a sequence of questions, through answering which the pupil eventually comes to the desired knowledge. Socratic irony is the pose of ignorance on the part of the master,… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • SOCRATIC METHOD —    the DIALECTICAL method supposedly used by SOCRATES. It involves patient questioning by a teacher to lead the pupil to recognize the TRUTH …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Socratic method — the use of questions, as employed by Socrates, to develop a latent idea, as in the mind of a pupil, or to elicit admissions, as from an opponent, tending to establish a proposition. [1735 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • Socratic method — Socrat′ic meth′od n. pho the use of questions, as employed by Socrates, to develop a latent idea in the mind of a student or elicit an admission from an opponent • Etymology: 1735–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • Socratic method — /səkrætɪk ˈmɛθəd/ (say suhkratik methuhd) noun the use of questions as employed by Socrates to develop a latent idea, as in the mind of a pupil, or to elicit admissions, as from an opponent, tending to establish or to confute some proposition …   Australian English dictionary

  • The Socratic Method (House) — House (TV series) episode episode name = The Socratic Method episode no = HOU 106 airdate = December 21, 2004 writer = John Mankiewicz director = Peter Medak guest star = season = 1 diagnosis = Vitamin K deficiency Hepatocellular carcinoma Wilson …   Wikipedia

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