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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.

Michael Strong is Chief Visionary Officer of Freedom Lights Our World (FLOW). He also serves on the board of The…


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