Great Books discussion groups are forums for thoughtful readers. Discussions are lively, friendly, sometimes contentious—and a good deal of fun. The object of a Great Books discussion is not to go home with the "right answer." Participants challenge their own and others' beliefs and opinions in the light of a rich, thought-provoking text.
Great Books discussions employ a method called Shared Inquiry. Shared Inquiry is a Socratic, collaborative, and question-driven discussion method.
The leader's role is to advance conversation through careful questioning, letting participants reflect and speak.
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