A new group of 18 professors from Universidad Francisco Marroquín, from different academic units, participates in the seminar Kinds of Order in the Classroom: An Introduction to Socratic Practice given by Albert Loan and organized by the
Henry Hazlitt Center of this house of studies.
The seminar includes subjects like: thinking together and intellectual independence; introduction to dialogue; the evolution of the learning culture; the use of the dialogue as an organizing principle and moving towards a classroom centered on the student.
Also: the ethics of dialogue; the tacit rules; emotional and intellectual answers; the relevance of the university experience and the technology of dialogue.
Albert Loan lectures the seminar on Socratic dialogue at the UFM; he is professor at The School of the Woods, of Houston, Texas, a private Montessori diversified school. He is expert in Socratic dialogue, graduated from George Mason University and received an M.A in Education at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts.
The seminary began last January 10th of 2007 and will conclude the 12 of this month. It is celebrated in two sessions to convenience of the participants, one in the morning, and another one in the afternoon. In
Loan it gave a similar seminar.