Adaptable, adults, lower secondary, neuroscience, primary, upper secondary, Workshop

André Hedlund (UK/Brazil) 1

Socrates and the Brain: How does the Socratic Method Link with the Science of Learning

Socrates’ teaching method involved dialogue and inquiry. Maieutics, its denomination, has been part of the educational reality of countries for millennia, mostly restricted to elites. Nevertheless, we can trace the origin of student-centeredness and active learning methods back to Socrates. What else can this relationship say about the future of teaching and how does it relate to the findings of the Science of Learning (SoL). We will explore how brain-friendly Maieutics is.

  • Young Learners, Lower Secondary, Upper Secondary, Adults/Tertiary, Teacher Development

André Hedlund is a Chevening Scholar from Brazil, MSc in Psychology of Education from the University of Bristol in the UK, and a pedagogical consultant for National Geographic Learning. He has been an EFL teacher for over 15 years and has worked both as an academic coordinator and a CaMLa (Cambridge and Michigan Language Assessments) examiner at a Brazilian Binational Center. Currently, he is the president of an NGO called Partners of the Americas Goiás and the representative of the BRAZ-TESOL’s Mind, Brain, and Education Special Interest Group in the Midwest. He dreams of transforming education in Brazil.



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