Socratic Questions

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53 terms · Not done with this set yet, To discuss, reflect and learn

1. Concept Clarification Tell me more

Why are you saying that?

1. Concept Clarification Tell me more

What exactly does this mean?

1. Concept Clarification Tell me more

How does this relate to what we have been talking about?

1. Concept Clarification Tell me more

What is the nature of ...?

1. Concept Clarification Tell me more

What do we already know about this?

1. Concept Clarification Tell me more

Can you give me an example?

1. Concept Clarification Tell me more

Are you saying ... or ... ?

1. Concept Clarification Tell me more

Can you rephrase that, please?

2. Probing assumptions-Why do you think that?

What else could we assume?

2. Probing assumptions- Why do you think that?

You seem to be assuming ... ?

2. Probing assumptions- Why do you think that?

How did you choose those assumptions?

2. Probing assumptions- Why do you think that?

Please explain why/how ... ?

2. Probing assumptions- Why do you think that?

How can you verify or disprove that assumption?

2. Probing assumptions- Why do you think that?

What would happen if ... ?

2. Probing assumptions- Why do you think that?

Do you agree or disagree with ... ?

3. Probing rationale, reasons and evidence

Why is that happening?

3. Probing rationale, reasons and evidence

How do you know this?

3. Probing rationale, reasons and evidence

Show me ... ?

3. Probing rationale, reasons and evidence

Can you give me an example of that?

23. Probing rationale, reasons and evidence

What do you think causes ... ?

3. Probing rationale, reasons and evidence

What is the nature of this?

3. Probing rationale, reasons and evidence

Are these reasons good enough?

3. Probing rationale, reasons and evidence

Would it stand up in court?

3. Probing rationale, reasons and evidence

How might it be refuted?

3. Probing rationale, reasons and evidence

How can I be sure of what you are saying?

3. Probing rationale, reasons and evidence

Why is ... happening?

3. Probing rationale, reasons and evidence

Why? (keep asking it -- you'll never get past a few times)

3. Probing rationale, reasons and evidence

What evidence is there to support what you are saying?

3. Probing rationale, reasons and evidence

On what authority are you basing your argument?

4. Questioning viewpoints and perspectives

Another way of looking at this is ..., does this seem reasonable?

4. Questioning viewpoints and perspectives

What alternative ways of looking at this are there?

4. Questioning viewpoints and perspectives

Why it is ... necessary?

4. Questioning viewpoints and perspectives

Who benefits from this?

4. Questioning viewpoints and perspectives

What is the difference between... and...?

4. Questioning viewpoints and perspectives

Why is it better than ...?

4. Questioning viewpoints and perspectives

What are the strengths and weaknesses of...?

4. Questioning viewpoints and perspectives

How are ... and ... similar?

4. Questioning viewpoints and perspectives

What would ... say about it?

4. Questioning viewpoints and perspectives

What if you compared ... and ... ?

4. Questioning viewpoints and perspectives

How could you look another way at this?

5. Probe implications and consequences

Then what would happen?

5. Probe implications and consequences

What are the consequences of that assumption?

5. Probe implications and consequences

How could ... be used to ... ?

5. Probe implications and consequences

What are the implications of ... ?

5. Probe implications and consequences

How does ... affect ... ?

5. Probe implications and consequences

How does ... fit with what we learned before?

5. Probe implications and consequences

Why is ... important?

5. Probe implications and consequences

What is the best ... ? Why?

6. Questions about the question

What was the point of asking that question?

6. Questions about the question

Why do you think I asked this question?

6. Questions about the question

Am I making sense? Why not?

6. Questions about the question

What else might I ask?

6. Questions about the question

What does that mean?

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