Socratic Questioning: 30 Thought-Provoking Questions to Ask Your Students. By Saga Briggs. November 8th, 2014 6 Comments Features. Tweet; O ver a decade ago, cognitive scientists John D. Bransford and Daniel J. Schwartz asked fifth graders and college students to create a recovery plan to protect bald eagles from extinction. Surprisingly, the two groups came up with plans of similar quality.