publication . Article . 2013

The Application of the Socratic Method in Teaching General Education Law Courses

Ling-Shuang Shih;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2013 Journal: Journal of Educational Practice and Research (issn: 1993-5633, eissn: 1993-5633, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: National Taipei University of Education
Abstract
The Socratic Method emphasizes that students obtain knowledge and test their beliefs in the process of engaging in dialogues. As general education emphasizes critical thinking, this method has much applied value, specifically in teaching law courses in general education programs. In light of different perspectives, the Socratic Method could be classified into three models: the test model, the Meno model, and the Theaetetus model. Besides, it could be classified into two approaches: the non-autocratic approach and the authoritarian approach. The Socratic Method is often adopted in the teaching at law schools in the United States. In their different experiences of...
Subjects
free text keywords: general education of law, law teaching, Socratic method, Socratic teaching, Education, L, Theory and practice of education, LB5-3640
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