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I'm not sure if this is philosophy or pedagogy, because it kind of straddles both!

I've seen this method used for extremely abstract problems in philosophy. But I haven't seen it used for resolving confused beliefs regarding something in science.

Can a good science or math instructor use the Socratic method to resolve difficulties in a student's understanding of a concept in science or math?

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The Meno is one of the original Platonic dialogues that introduces the Socratic Method explicitly as a pedagogical technique. In it, the example use of the method is to teach --or as Plato prefers to conceptualize it, induce recollection of-- mathematics, specifically geometry.

In addition to demonstrating the method itself, it also shows how it could be used in a mathematical context.

When in doubt, go back to the original source!

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