In today’s humanities class, we were separated into four small groups for Socratic seminar. Group three and four followed Mr. Jason to his class and my group (group three) began to start our discussion first. I had a good start, contributing my opinion second. I listened to other peoples’ ideas before talking. It was a while after I shared my ideas again. Every time I spoke, everyone listened carefully. I think the other participants did a very good job taking turns to speak and the observers did a very good job staying quiet and jotting down notes. At the end, my observer, Isabel, said I should link more connections to real world events, since I only did it once. In this experience, I learned when a several people are discussing, the conversation can go endless, allowing us to learn from just exchanging ideas. Overall, I think it was a successful Socratic Seminar!
Published November 27, 2015 by May L