• The Socratic Seminar 

    The Socratic Seminar is a classic strategy used by AVID faculty that engages students in deep learning by providing them with structured opportunities to practice skills in critical thinking, reading, collaboration, inquiry and dialogue. Students continue to improve in solving complex problems as they develop these abilities, gaining confidence in more advanced levels of inquiry and discourse. Grounded in Socratic methodology, the Socratic Seminar is a rigorous, structured activity in which students pose and respond to questions regarding a text or artifact that raises complex issues.