For the SFCP education means:
A central method used by the Society in pursuit of this purpose is the Socratic Dialogue as developed by its twentieth century founder, Leonard Nelson, and further developed by his student Gustav Heckmann.
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We aim through this to:
Our method involves:
Dr Rene Saran carried out, in cooperation with Tamsyn Imison, a number of Socratic dialogues with school children on topics such as ‘Is bullying a fact of life?’ She is joint editor of Enquiring Minds – Socratic Dialogue in Education, which discusses how the Socratic Method provides opportunities for educators to:
Dame Tamsyn Imison (1937-2017) was Deputy Head, then Head Teacher of London Comprehensive Schools (retired from Hampstead School 2000); Member of numerous Committees and on Executive of Secondary Heads Association (SHA); freelance educational consultant (since retirement); Chair of SFCP. She wrote about her experience with Socratic Dialogue. Her article ‘Using Socratic Dialogue in School‘ was published in the July 2000 edition of ‘Headlines’, published by the Secondary Heads Association. Tamsyn also contributed a chapter to Enquiring Minds (2004).
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