PROVOCATION IN THE SOCRATIC METHOD OF QUESTIONING USING ONLINE TECHNOLOGY AND THE RELATIONSHIP WITH STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

S. Md Suhadi, N. Mohd Zaid, H. Mohamed, Z. Abdullah, B. Aris

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (MALAYSIA)
There are various methods of questioning to be conducted in sessions to encourage students to think. Through the Socratic method of questioning, there was an element of provocation that could stimulate the thinking of students to be guided towards more critical thinking and deep thinking with logical arguments in support of the ideas mentioned. Socratic Method also can make students to think outside the box and beyond the more forward thinking. The presence of online technology will help the process of questioning as it is easier in learning and will engage all students. This paper used a mixed-method design to discuss about the elements of this provocation method used via online learning can help 30 secondary school students improve their achievement in terms of critical thinking and consequently can solve non-routine problems in Physic subject. Comparative analysis mean for pre-test and post-test supported by the findings of interviews to corroborate the findings and showed their performance improved after they were exposed to the provocative questioning.