Timely Feedback

Many worry these days about providing students with a

meaningful and timely feedback.  Many try using modern

technology – audio feedback and such.    While very useful

sometimes  such approaches can be very time-consuming

and not necessarily better than a time-honoured and low

tech solution – the Socratic dialogue.   Most teachers I know

think it cannot be done in large classes.   It can – and to a

great effect. There are a few psychological skills you have

to acquire, but once you do, you can assure a practically

total student engagement and achieve a genuine

improvement in their learning.  You can find description of

what I have found working in my article on Teaching

College Mathematics using Eulerian Socratic Dialogue.


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