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Socratic questioning

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What do you understand by the term ‘Socratic questioning’? Watch this short video to get an idea of this technique and how to use it with your trainees.

Please watch this video describing Socratic questioning.

Questioning techniques have several benefits in the supervision setting. When used in a supportive manner, they can promote critical thinking among trainees, help in assessing competence assessment and progression, and can foster independent thinking, with trainees learning to take more responsibility for driving their training. Didactic teaching on the hand can encourage dependence on supervisors to achieve learning needs that could be addressed through other learning opportunities in the workplace.

You can read more about the use of questioning in supervision here.

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