The term “Elenchus” comes from ancient Greece – It is believed to be the term used by Socrates, the father of philosophy, to describe his method of teaching, sometimes also referred to as Socratic Dialogue. Socrates used discourse and questioning to enable others to come to understand his ideas, rather than simply lecturing them like children. Inherent in Elenchus is a respect for the intellect of the student, and the necessity for the engagement of that intellect in a dialogue that promotes self knowledge as it imparts or elicits understanding.