What is the difference between our Great Books Program and the Socratic Discussion Classes?



While we use Socratic conversation in all of our classes our Great Books Program is intended for high school age students, though we do have some college age students and adults enroll in the program.

Our Socratic Discussion classes are for students in grades 3 through 8.

In regard to the reading load of the students, the readings for our Socratic discussion students are one or two pages in length while our Great Books students read, generally, from 75 to 200 pages a week depending upon the kind of text involved.  Though the Socratic Discussion texts are short they are rich in common human ideas and/or experiences and provide much material for conversation during the classes.

Another difference between our GBP and our Socratic Discussion classes is that our GBP students have writing assignments while Socratic Discussion students do not.













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