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Interaction

  1. Move around the lab, helping the student groups complete their task sheets by guiding them through the procedures.
  2. Guide your students by asking each lab group questions that pertain to the exercise they are completing.
  3. Answer each lab group’s questions without being condescending or rude.
  4. If you feel that their questions are something they should have read, you can ask questions to help them answer their own questions (Socratic Questioning aka Socratic method) or you can refer them to specific pages in the lab manual or textbook.
  5. If you do not know the answer, work with your students to find the answer.
  6. Motivating Students

Socratic questions used for:

  • Clarification.
  • Probing assumptions.
  • Providing reasons and evidence based on inductive and deductive arguments.
  • Discovering alternate viewpoints and perspectives.
  • Probing implications and consequences.
  • Questioning the question.

Critical Thinking: How to Prepare Students for a Rapidly Changing World - Richard Paul