Demonstration of the Socratic Method

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Demonstration of the Socratic Method
Dr. Michael Strong

Friedrich A. Hayek Auditorium
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, July 31st 2008

A New Media - UFM production. August 2008.
Camera: Jorge Samayoa, Mynor de León, Manuel Alvarez; digital editing: Alexander Arauz; index and synopsis: Christiaan Ketelaar; contents and text revision: Daphne Ortiz; publication: Mario Pivaral / Carlos Petz


Michael Strong is the author of the bestseller The Habit of Thought.  This book describes the theory, practice, and vision of Socratic practice, a novel and increasingly widespread approach to classroom instruction.  In this seminar, Dr. Strong demonstrates the Socratic method with a group of students by analyzing the text "The Creative Powers of a Free Civilization," published in The Constitution of Liberty by Friedrich A. Hayek.  First, they discuss the text in general terms, then analyze and deconstruct a paragraph. Finally, Dr. Strong, in order to enhance the discussion, poses a provocative question about freedom of action.  The seminar ends with final comments from the students about the positive and negative aspects of the Socratic dialogue.


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

Universidad Francisco Marroquín