I recently learned that UBS, the large Swiss bank, has something called the Q-Series that is inspired by the Socratic method of using questions to probe the depths of “truth”, or at least knowledge, in their case about investment-related things. (You must be a client to see the Q-Series reports.)
Of course this made me curious about the Socratic method, which led me to a fascinating description of one man’s use of the method with a typical 3rd grade class to lead them into understanding the binary, or base-two, system of math. No one thought it would be possible, but by simply asking the right questions, in the right order, he got almost the whole class to a point of actually seeing this different system of counting and arithmetic. Read Rick Garlikov’s description here.