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CreatEd Institute believes students flourish most as active participants in their learning, not passive recipients of information.

That’s why we replace traditional lectures with the Socratic method, one of the oldest and most powerful teaching tactics used for fostering critical thinking. When using the Socratic method, faculty lead discussions by asking questions and facilitating thought-provoking dialogue.

We replace traditional lectures with the Socratic method, one of the oldest and most powerful teaching tactics used for fostering critical thinking.

Socratic classes are conversational and often spirited as both students and faculty come together to grapple over the issues of life. Rather than a focus only on what to think, our faculty teach students also how to think. Faculty guide and mediate conversation as classmates intelligently and honorably discuss, question, and challenge the ideas of an author, as well as one another.

Using this discussion-based method, students learn intellectual habits and virtues as they explain, support, and defend a particular position. Also, discussion groups enhance and preserve understanding as students first wrestle through ideas in their own minds before expressing an opinion or argument to others.

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