Socratic Dialogue Training
In this training you acquire the capacity to moderate socratic dialogues, in Socratic dialogues participants can generate collective wisdom about any concrete subject in any context, starting from any practical philosophical questions. You will experience the power of this dialogue method and the transformative effect it has on you and your fellow participants.Register
Thinking from scratch
In the socratic dialogue training you will learn to think from scratch: free from fixed and mostly unreflected assumptions. You will learn to identify philosophical assumptions. These are active in the way we think, act and feel and in the way we have build our physical environments and our mental constructions. Most powerful assumptions are hidden or een forgotten as such. Only by rigorous analyses are we capable to identify these assumptions. Only then we can organize to think free of the burden of engrained thoughts and sentiments.Only then can we create new futures.
The art of listening
Another obstacle that hindrances us always in coming to joined agreement and joined action is the difficulty we humans have in listening to the other. Pretending to listen is probably a huge write-off in our daily activities. Research shows that participants in board meetings, have complete different summaries of the proceedings and sustain in their different opinions. This obstacle is eliminated in the Socratic dialogue because its strict discipline contains a tool to force people to engage in the art of listening. By this act of listening, they can leave fixed positions and addictive thoughts behind. But above all they will see other people with new “eyes”.
Once our obstacles are eliminated the creative process can ignite.
Therefore Socratic dialog method is capable of creating strong collaborative teams, it can deliver approaches for urgent or burning questions that create complete new changes and opportunities. It is a strong communicative tool and a strategic tool in one!
Teacher learns to listen
It is therefore suited to serve as a knowledge source or think tank group. In education the methods has been proven a strong organizer for two way communication and motivating students to engage in real autonomous thinking. The teacher learns to listen to the student, who feels recognized and stimulated to participate in the collective thinking process.
In the training you will learn some basic philosophical approaches which are helpful in understanding most of the burning questions which are present in our culture today. These philosophical knowledge elements will be adapted to the needs that will come to light in the training. You take home a roadmap for your own philosophical formation. based on your own preferences and needs.
The training will be organized in Sant Climent Sescebes, a village with amazing wine and food and strong rural traditions in the midst of Alt Emporda. By car 45 minutes from airport Girona (Ryanair) and 2 hours from Barcelona airport. By AVE (high speed train) the travel time is 60 minutes. The participants will stay in houses in the village with all private rooms. The training will also include visits to nature sites and cultural places of interest.
We organise at least two Socratic Dialogue trainings every half a year or more, when enough participant have registered we pick a date.