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Observation on Socratic Method

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Jo and I grew up in the Presque Isle, Maine. I was in her sister’s class, which meant I was way too cool to talk to her back then, but I’m not above checking out her blog every now and again, especially since she just started law school in Boston. I couldn’t resist linking up this post on experiencing the socratic method -

you’ve spent hours studying a case that is two pages long. you couldn’t comprehend most of what you read at first, but you’ve dissected the reading inside and out, drawn flow charts, written briefs. you could not have a better grasp on it.

and when you get to class, the demi god in the front of the room who knows all the answers finds another student to say things you never could have. clearer statements, infinitely more precise. and worse– much worse– notions, concepts, whole paragraphs of ideas that never even crossed your mind.

and you start to think, wow, obviously i didn’t get it. hmm, everyone else seems to get it. oh my god, does everyone else get it? i want to get it!!

My thoughts exactly.

Link: not cool. then, very cool.

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  1. eff says:

    ive been found…and linked to. cool.

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