Socratic Discussions Program
Parents sometimes assume young students will naturally learn to think and speak properly, logically, coherently, and politely. That is rarely the case. It is even more rare for them to disagree or engage in argument or debate.
Our live, online Socratic classes are the perfect preparation to get the most out of our high school Great Books Program.
The weekly, live Socratic classes train the students in the classical trivium for grades 3-8:
Dialectics: A method of argument for resolving disagreement that has been central to European and Indian philosophy since antiquity. The word dialectic originated in ancient Greece and was made popular by Plato and the Socratic dialogues. The dialectical method is conversation between two or more people holding different points of view about a subject, who wish to establish the truth of the matter guided by reasoned (logical) arguments and critical thinking.
Rhetoric: The art or skill of speaking formally, politely, effectively and confidently, especially as a way to persuade or influence people towards the truth.
Grammar: The set of structural rules that govern the composition of phrases, clauses and words.