The Socratic Method
“It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.”
- Eugene Ionesco
The Socratic method of teaching is based on questioning the student so they engage and attempt to discern the answer themselves by examining their own thoughts. If there is an agenda here at Spiritual Playdate, it is to support those who are seeking answers so that they may discover what personally rings true in their own hearts. We are not here to tell you what you should believe. By presenting questions and allowing for safe, unjudged discussion, you will find that minds and hearts open. People hear each other and begin to find a path for themselves. This is very true in the case of kids. Nothing turns off a child more than someone trying shove something down their throat. It creates resistance and usually pushes them in another direction. Kids feel valued when they are asked about their thoughts and opinions. Asking allows them to ponder these questions and it draws them in.
Because the waters of faith can be so murky, it is important that we learn to navigate them from within. This Socratic Questioning Method encourages our users – children as well as adults – to find that inner compass leading to greater clarity and confidence on this journey we call life on earth.