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Saturday, October 15 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Socratic Inquiry: A Pedagogy to Address Critical Thinking Skills in the Gifted Classroom

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What is more important in the educational process than acquiring knowledge and developing skills? Far more important than either one is the goal of enlarging understanding. When students engage in learning for understanding, its very nature involves critical and higher order thinking. When engaged in learning for understanding, students gain an appreciation for why the knowledge and the skills are the important foundation of understanding. Centuries ago, Socrates gave us the model for teaching for understanding that can be used in today’s classrooms and in all disciplines – questioning.

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Richard Courtright

Consultant, Gifted & Special Education, N/A
Dr. Richard D. Courtright is a consultant in gifted and special education, having retired from more than forty years of work in PreK-12 public education. Rick has been an elementary and middle school classroom teacher, gifted teacher, and a gifted program administrator for the Chapel... Read More →

Laura K. Courtright

Laura Courtright graduated from ElonUniversity with a degree in Elementary Education and minor in Literatureand earned her gifted certification from Queens University. She foundher love for Gifted Education while an undergraduate there and workingfor the Duke University Talent Identification... Read More →

Saturday October 15, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT