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Online Socratic Seminars as an Effective Instructional Strategy to Promote Critical Thinking
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, University of Texas at Austin, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This research examines the potential of online Socratic Seminars as an instructional strategy to promote critical thinking among high school students in the Social Studies curriculum. Based on the discourse analysis of the online discussions in corroboration with the teacher and students’ interview, the result of this study shows that online Socratic seminars provide students a plate form to problem solve, explore alternative opinions and self reflect on biases and previously formed erroneous understanding of social issues. This paper will discuss the instructional design and implementation of the online Socratic Seminars as well as its potential to promote critical thinking.

Citation

Lee, S.T. (2012). Online Socratic Seminars as an Effective Instructional Strategy to Promote Critical Thinking. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4620-4623). Austin, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 15, 2019 from .