We are all about revolutionizing the way people think about learning
And now we're going to change the way people think about online education... read more
Socratic Arts employs a unique design and development methodology to build programs that help people learn. We help clients look at training and educational needs from a different perspective, asking what employees need to learn how to do as opposed to asking what they need to know. Workplace skills and common mistakes are our focus, not the transmission of information. Led by visionary Roger Schank, our team of professionals has delivered learn-by-doing solutions to Fortune 500 companies, the government, and post-secondary schools.
Our knowledge management solutions, leveraging Dr. Schank’s artificial intelligence work over the last 30 years, capture and catalogue corporate knowledge, making it readily available for future use precisely at the moment it is needed.
Why is Socratic Arts different from all other learning solutions companies?
Socratic Arts’ strength in design differentiates us from our competitors. We partner with our clients to develop a refined understanding of desired business outcomes, performance objectives and details about their business in order to create learning experiences that will have the greatest impact. Participants in our programs learn by doing authentic, motivating tasks in the context of solving real world problems that are relevant to their job roles. We do our best to meet and exceed our clients' high standards. Here's an indication of how they think we're doing:
The simulation was by far the best professional training course I've ever participated in. It was relevant, simulated real-world pressures and events, and forced us to look at our interactions with people from a professional and strategic standpoint. I've never had a training course from which I've learned so much about the job, and about myself as a professional.
A manager for an F100 Financial Services firm
on a course developed by Socratic Arts.
Socratic Arts has long worked with its clients to develop learning simulations. We have made it our business to create high-impact programs in which participants learn by doing authentic tasks relevant to their real-world jobs. Now, thanks to Socratic Arts' deep expertise in both instructional design and computer science, we are pleased to offer our latest simulation innovation:
The Scene-Adaptive Simulation.
Roger Schank - A Real Mover and Shaker
For the third consecutive year, Socratic Arts' CEO, Dr. Roger Schank, has been named as one of the world's top ten e-learning movers and shakers. Socratic Arts leverages Dr. Roger Schank's approach to learning to design and build effective learning programs, delivered online or in a classroom, which stand-out from the mindless lecturing and multiple-choice tests that masquerade as learning in other places.
Explore our site to learn more about Socratic Arts and how we can help improve your company's learning programs.
Alternative Learning Places
We're proposing to re-design and replace school with what we are calling Alternative Learning Places (ALP). What will the alternative look like? Kids working in teams on projects that they're interested in, with goals they care about (building a robot that does something, building a toothpick bridge that can hold weight, building a car that will win a race, telling another kid about where they live, forming a friendship with a kid in another country…) Kids practicing the skills they need for lifelong success in the real world- such as teamwork, goal conflict resolution, judgment, persuasion, management, and communication. The Alternative Learning Places will give parents and their children an alternative to our broken education system. Visit the Alternative Learning Places website for more information.
View the Alternative Learning Place brochure (PDF) for more information on our Engineering curriculum for 5-6 year olds.
- Find out what we can do for your organization.
- Learn about our Story-Centered Curriculum design approach.
- Read about Socratic Arts’ founder - artificial intelligence and learning visionary, Roger Schank.
- Story-Centered Curriculum for Carnegie Mellon University
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- Blended Learning On the Job: A Software Company Trains First-tier Managers
- A Virtual Classroom: Remote Coaching at an F100 Financial Services Firm
- Ethical Governance and Change Management: The Story of a 21st Century Business
- A Corporate Memory System Helps Clinical Researchers Learn From Others’ Experience