During the last decade, educators have been repeatedly challenged by employers to assist students to develop problem solving/critical thinking skills. Employers must be able to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate processes, products, and human interaction situations. This article presents one method whereby health occupations students may acquire critical thinking skills, namely the Socratic method or questioning modification of this technique allows the problem in reverse order so that the last first discussed and evaluated. The basic technique. A student to analyze the step performed is the elements involved in problem-solving and questioning are reviewed also.
Baker, Shirley A. Ph.D.
"Socratic Method for Teaching Problem Solving,"
Journal of Health Occupations Education: Vol. 5
, Article 7.
Available at: http://stars.library.ucf.edu/jhoe/vol5/iss2/7