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Are you still eager to learn English without CETs? [Copy link] 中文

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Usually college students have to enter for  cet(College English Test) 4/6 because it is said that the pass is important for their future careers. June is approaching and cet 4 or 6 is around the corner again. Are you getting busier with the exams?

Meanwhile,some English teachers involved are busy helping the students to prepare for the exams. English classes are typically  teaching to test. I feel so pitiful about the students, as well as myself. I am a rookie in the teaching field. From my own observation and experience, the fun of learning a foreign language is totoally deprived of. What is worse, what we can do is to repeat mechanic exercises. Neither the students nor the teachers are happy about it. The practice really sucks. Is there any better solution? There seems no better choice to boost the percentage of passing the exam, which is one of the important indexes to evaluate whether or not the college is good,  the teachers are competent and their teaching competence. If  the percentage is below a certain figure, neither the students nor the heads are satisfied with the teachers. That would be a terrible disaster.

Teaching is an art. I love teaching but the dilemma I am in  puzzles me a lot. Is there any wayout if we donot teach to test?

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Post time 2007-3-29 16:29:02 |Display all floors
i was never interested in the CET method, i prefer the socratic method to learn English, which i reccomend to everyone

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Post time 2007-3-29 16:34:54 |Display all floors
:) :) thanks for your recommendation.

how to use the method? can you explain it in brief? thanks.

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Post time 2007-3-29 16:43:20 |Display all floors
yes,,i really want to learn another better thought way in learning English...
thx

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Post time 2007-3-29 16:50:31 |Display all floors

socratic method :)

Let's share the method :)

苏格拉底和人讨论有关问题时,常用詰问法,又称苏格拉底法(The socratic method)。这种方法有下列的几种特点:……怀疑的,苏格拉底认为一切知识,均从疑难中產生,愈求进步疑难愈多,疑难愈多进步愈大。由怀疑而引出问题,这不是表示苏格拉底傲慢自大,或自命为智者;事实上恰好相反,苏氏本是非常谦虚的。他常说:「我知道自己的愚昧,我非智者,而是一个爱智的人。」此外,苏氏所谓「怀疑」是研究学问和讨论问题的方法,别於古代希腊怀疑论者之所谓的「怀疑」;前者以怀疑为方法,作为探求真知的手段;后者以怀疑为目的,始於怀疑,而终於怀疑,结果则毫无所得。……是谈话方式的,这是詰问法的第二特点。在讨论时,採用谈话的方法,以辩论为技术,而寻求真理和概念的正确定义。其真理的发现,是在讨论和问答法中进行,所以有人叫这种方法为「產婆法」,为知识接生的艺术(The art of intellectual midwifery),以为知识原存於对方的心灵内,不过他自己因受其他错误的观念所蔽,而没有发现罢了。苏氏自比產婆,从谈话中用剥茧抽丝的方法,使对方逐渐了解自己的无知,而发现自己的错误,建立正确的知识观念。这种谈话也有几个特点:第一、谈话是藉助於问答,以弄清对方的思路,使其自己发现真理。唯在谈话进行中,苏氏则偏重於问,他不轻易回答对方的问题。他只要求对方回答他所提出的问题,他以谦和的态度发问,由对方回答中而导引出其他问题的资料,直至最后由於不断的詰询,使青年承认他的无知。在发问的过程中,苏氏给予学生以最高的智慧,此即有名的苏格拉底反詰法(Socratic irony)。第二、青年们要想学习,必与交谈,由交谈而建立友谊,由於友谊建立在双方的情感基础之上,这样才有助於问答的进行。於是爱求知识和增进友谊二者,构成苏格拉底方法进行中的基本要素。……;是概念的和定义的;他在问答中,想把许多模糊的概念找出正确的定义来。他常问:「何谓正义?」「何谓名誉?」「何谓德性?」「何谓道德?」「何谓爱国?」「何谓你自己?」苏氏所最关心的,便是诸如此类的道德和心理学的问题。他这种坚持精确的定义,清晰的思想,及精细的分析态度,给雅典青年不少的助益。他之所以如此苦口婆心的教导,无非认为知识之目的是使概念获得正确的定义。
  苏格拉底的整个方法,是启发的(Heuristic),又可叫探求法(A method of finding)。经过归纳过程而归结到一个定义。亚里士多德(Aristatle)曾说:「归纳和定义二者,恰可归功於苏格拉底。」……(註二)罗素则称之为辩证法(Dialectic method)。不过他说,这种以问答寻求知识的方法,不是苏格拉底发明的,巴门尼第斯(Parmenides)的弟子齐诺(Zeno)似乎早已用过了。(註三)即使如此,在古代希腊运用辩证法较为成功的人,则推苏格拉底和柏拉图,而后者显然是受前者的影响。


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Post time 2007-3-29 17:03:16 |Display all floors

and more

苏格拉底古希腊人,是伟大的哲学家,也是伟大的教育家。苏格拉底的“精神接生术”非常有名,也非常有效用。苏格拉底和人讨论有关问题时,常用诘问法,又称苏格拉底法(The socratic method)。这种方法有下列的几种特点:

  1、 怀疑的:苏格拉底认为一切知识,均从疑难中产生,愈求进步疑难愈多,疑难愈多进步愈大。由怀疑而引出问题,这不是表示苏格拉底傲慢自大,或自命为智者;事实上恰好相反,苏格拉底其实非常谦虚的。他的一句名言:“我只知道一件事,那就是我什么都不知道”。苏格拉底的“怀疑或置疑”是研究学问和讨论问题的方法,有别于古代希腊怀疑论者之所谓的“怀疑”;前者以怀疑为方法,作为探求真知的手段;后者以怀疑为目的,始于怀疑,而终于怀疑,结果则毫无所得。……

  2、 是谈话方式的:在讨论时,采用谈话的方法,以辩论为技术,而寻求真理和概念的正确定义。其真理的发现,是在讨论和问答法中进行。苏哥拉底的母亲是接生婆,他小的时候常常帮助母亲为产妇接生,迎接新生命。于是他自称自己的诘问法为“精神接生术”,是为知识接生的艺术(The art of intellectual midwifery),认为知识和真理原存于每个人的心灵内,不过我们自己因受其它错误的观念所蔽,而没有发现。

  3、 是概念的和定义的:他在问答中,想把许多模糊的概念找出正确的定义来。他常问:"何谓正义?""何谓名誉?""何谓德性?""何谓道德?""何谓爱国?""何谓你自己?"苏氏所最关心的,便是诸如此类的道德和心理学的问题。他这种坚持精确的定义,清晰的思想,及精细的分析态度,给雅典青年不少的帮助。他如此苦口婆心的教导,是帮助大家使概念获得正确的定义,这是知识的基础。

  4、 苏格拉底的整个方法,是启发的(Heuristic),又可叫探求法(A method of finding)。经过归纳过程而归结到一个定义。亚里士多德(Aristatle)曾说:“归纳和定义二者,恰可归功于苏格拉底。” 罗素则称之为辩证法(Dialectic method)。不过他说,这种以问答寻求知识的方法,不是苏格拉底发明的,巴门尼第斯(Parmenides)的弟子齐诺(Zeno)似乎早已用过了。即使如此,在古代希腊运用辩证法较为成功的人,则推苏格拉底和柏拉图,而后者显然是受前者的影响。


http://www.enet.com.cn/article/2006/0919/A20060919200788.shtml

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good stuff eh?

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