Teaching about Obesity with the Socratic Method

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Essay #: 052819
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The beginning:
Teaching about Obesity with the Socratic Method
What is obesity?
Obesity can be defined as a person having greater weight than what is generally considered healthy for a given height. (Students can give other answers that can be correct).
What are you assuming when you say a person who eats and eats is overweight or obese?
When a person constantly eats more than they should they gain too much weight, but some people can eat and eat without gaining weight. Most people who constantly eat do gain weight and they are the ones who become obese. (Some students may give examples).
Why should children, teenagers, and adults be concerned about obesity?
Obesity has been linked with serious medical problems, including heart diseases, diabetes,...
The end:
.....rates who was a famous Greek philosopher and teacher. Questions have been used as a teaching tool dated back throughout history. Socrates recognized the importance of using questions to teach, but he also recognized the importance of using questions to evaluate what the student learned. The Socratic Method begins by asking basic information questions with the questions developing into higher order questions to evaluate what the students are learning. Many students enjoy this method of teaching because they believe that the method is not boring and that they remember more from the lessons.
Works Cited
“Obesity and Overweight.” Center for Disease Control and Prevention. 28 May 2009. 25 June 2009. <http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/index.html>.