Socratic Questioning

Disciplined questioning that enables critical thinking...

  1. Clarification – "What do you mean by...?"
  2. Probing assumptions – "What could we assume instead?"
  3. Probing reasons/evidence – "Why do you think this is true?"
  4. Implications and consequences – "What effect would that have?"
  5. Different viewpoints – "What would be an alternative?"
  6. Questioning the original question – "What was the point of this question?"