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Socrates: the classical Greek philosopher who developed the Theory of Knowledge- the idea that the surest way to obtain reliable knowledge is through the practice of disciplined conversation. But what exactly is disciplined conversation? What does it look like, and how can we partake in it? This class will focus on Socrates' method of "dialectic," or the art and practice of examining opinions and ideas logically, often through the form of question and answer, to understand and clarify ideas....
I have been fascinated with writing, communication and the art of persuasion for as long as I can remember. I grew up participating in competitive Speech and Debate competitions, and in high school I was ranked 5th in the state and 14th in the nation for persuasive speaking in Speech and Debate. I have a BA in Communication with a triple minor in English, History and writing from the University of California, Davis. I have over five years of experience teaching English and persuasive writing at the middle school and high school levels, and have also coached competitive middle school and high school Speech and Debate for nearly 10 years, where I have helped many students qualify for, compete at, and rank highly at the state and national level.
Prior to class each week, students will be asked to: 1. Read a pre-selected text (provided in the classroom) 2. Answer text-dependent question(s) 3. Create their own text-dependent question(s) While I will not be giving written feedback on students' work on text-dependent questions, it is imperative that students complete these prior to class each week so that they are fully prepared to participate in the Socratic Seminar.
Students will be provided with a PDF of each week's text in the Outschool classroom.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Ashley NewmanTeacher, Speaker, Published Author, Learner
1073 total reviews
695 completed classes
Hello Outschool families! My name is Ashley Newman and while I am a teacher by trade, I believe myself to be a learner by nature. I am a graduate of the University of California, Davis, where I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication,...