A Paideia Seminar is a collaborative, intellectual conversation about a text, facilitated with open-minded questions.
The main purpose is to arrive at a deeper understanding of the ideas in the text, our perspectives, ourselves and of each other.
I am responsible for asking open- ended questions, taking notes based on who speaks and who is listening, and the flow of ideas. I will help move discussion in a productive direction by asking follow-up questions based on the conversation.
I am asking you to think, listen and speak openly, honestly, about your thoughts, reactions and ideas. Please refer to each other by using each other’s names during our discussion.
You do not need to raise your hand; the discussion is collaborative. Try to stay focused on the main speaker and wait your turn to talk.
You are free to agree and/or disagree in a respectful manner. Focus on the ideas, not the individuals.