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Using Socratic Questioning As An Instructional Tool To Help High School Students At Grade Twelve Improve Their Perceptions Of The Writing Process, Rana Houshmand May 2015

Using Socratic Questioning As An Instructional Tool To Help High School Students At Grade Twelve Improve Their Perceptions Of The Writing Process, Rana Houshmand

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The purpose of this study was to determine whether Socratic questioning, an approach that builds critical thinking skills and fosters learning by constructing new knowledge, was an effective tool for improving student perceptions of the writing process. The main research question that was examined in this study was: How can Socratic questioning improve students' perceptions of writing and the writing process? Qualitative research methods were used as a framework for the design of this study as well as purposeful student sampling, triangulation of three data sources, and an extensive coding process. Findings from the study support that Socratic questioning can ...


Motivational Processes Involved In Academic Help Seeking And Help Avoidance, Gwen Catherine Marchand Jan 2004

Motivational Processes Involved In Academic Help Seeking And Help Avoidance, Gwen Catherine Marchand

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During middle childhood, help seeking and avoidance are two ways children deal with academic problems. For this study, the dominant view of help seeking as a strategy of self-regulated learning was elaborated to consider it a way of coping framed within the Self-System Model of Motivational Development. This framework allows for the consideration of (1) the opposite of help seeking (help avoidance) as a motivated way of coping, (2) the central role of teachers, and (3) the operation of multiple self-system processes in shaping students' coping behaviors.

Self-report, teacher-report, and school record data from 765 3rd through 61 h grade ...


Socratic Pedagogy, Critical Thinking, Moral Reasoning And Inmate Education : An Exploratory Study, Peter Boghossian Jan 2004

Socratic Pedagogy, Critical Thinking, Moral Reasoning And Inmate Education : An Exploratory Study, Peter Boghossian

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This exploratory study examines the hypothesis that Socratic pedagogy is a useful tool for imparting critical thinking and moral reasoning skills to inmates. The study explores the effectiveness of a new curriculum, Introducing Socrates, which relies on Socratic pedagogy to achieve its objectives. The curriculum draws from the effective criminal justice research on cognitive education to determine its objectives, and then looks to the Platonic dialogues to find broad philosophical questions that tie into those objectives. The program also evaluates salient criticisms of Socratic pedagogy that are found in the educational and philosophical literature, and then isolates and evaluates constructs ...


Study Of Referential And Display Questions And Their Responses In Adult Esl Reading Classes, Susan Lindenmeyer Jan 1990

Study Of Referential And Display Questions And Their Responses In Adult Esl Reading Classes, Susan Lindenmeyer

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The technique of asking questions in the classroom has prevailed in first language classes for many years. This teaching technique has also been widely used in ESL reading classes. Though there has been extensive research about teachers' questions and students' responses in first language classrooms, there is a paucity of studies in second language classrooms.

This is a descriptive study of six experienced college level English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers and their discussions of the same reading selection with ninety-eight non-native speakers in each of their classes. Teacher-led discussions were audiotaped and twenty minutes of each class were ...