Philosophical Chairs. The Theory Behind It. For effective learning to occur, students must become explicitly aware of their own (mis) conceptions about a particular topic. Student "errors" should be illuminated rather than avoided and "contradictions" explored rather than ignored.
1. Be open-minded. Listen to all statements made and consider both sides.
2. Move to the other side if a particular statement or argument seems to sway your thinking. Experience the "other side."
3. No one acknowledges any move. This is not a team game.
4. Do not raise hands or speak while another person is speaking
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