What is

Socratic Questioning

Socratic questioning relies on thoughtful, disciplined dialogue and questions intended to help students determine the validity of their ideas. This questioning method allows students to analyze ideas in depth through the use of probing questions and follow-up responses on a professor’s part.

Socratic questioning refers to a method of inquiry and debate of questions and logical responses. This includes different types of questions such as clarification questions, questions about an initial question, assumption questions, reason and evidence questions and more. Certain questions may include: “why do you say that?” or “do you agree or disagree with…?”