Socratic Problem-Solving Approach
The Socratic Method is a teaching style in which teachers ask students questions designed to stimulate more complete thinking and deeper insight. It also relates to the steps of performing scientific research. When the Socratic approach is applied, students are prompted to look more closely at your ideas, question your assumptions and accepted premises, and view your choices through a rigorous lens.
Apply the Socratic approach
Applying the Socratic approach to problem solving helps you identify gaps and improve your thinking when writing papers or completing projects. The questions may be used to spark new insights when responding to discussion topics and posts.
- Identify the elements of the problem, issue, or question
- Analyze, define, and frame the problem, issue, or question
- Consider solutions, responses, or answers
- Choose a solution, response, or answer
- Implement your choice
- Evaluate the results