Evolution of a Teaching Concept
By Bob Denney
There were no notes taken in Socrates’ “classroom.” What survived of the ancient Greek philosopher’s legacy was written by his students, led by Plato. We know that Socratic learning methods popularized in the centuries that followed apply to virtually all educational pursuits – yes, even the game of golf.
The Socratic methodology is a series of questions or debate that is really a discussion between individuals, based on asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking and to illuminate ideas. From philosophers to the game of golf, the descendants of critical thinking and illumination thrive today, weaving their way into golf professional Ron Stockton’s “classroom.”