Socratic Dialogue. Level 1-2. Socratic Dialogue. In a Socratic dialogue, a group of people talk together to help everyone understand and learn more about a topic. Every one is right even if he/she has a different opinion. We build the knowledge of a topic from everyone’s ideas.
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What is a Socratic dialogue
The fishbowl set-up has two circles.
1. The inner circle participants discuss the topic.
2. The outer circle observers record inner circle behaviour during the dialogue.
You observe the participants who have the same number as yours.
Set-up during the Socratic Dialogue
Consider the following:
Make sure everyone is heard
Focus on speaking with others not on the Teacher
Make your dialogue a success
Sentence starters to help you during the dialogue:
To build on an idea
To refuse an idea respectfully
To start a new point/ invite people to talk
After the dialogue (to be answered by observers)
Teacher’s Rubric for SD assessment