Forum Discussion: Questioning Techniques
Thank you all for participating. It has been a pleasure reading every single post, and also learning from your ideas and personal stories. Following is a summary on the forum discussions.
Total number of posts for the forum discussion were 94 posts.
Forum Topics and Number of Posts
Questioning Techniques – Part one Intro 2 posts – 1 participants contributed
Part two – questioning techniques 50 posts – 12 participants contributed
Part three- Good/Essential Questioning 21 posts – 10 participants contributed
Part Four- Bad Questioning 17 posts – 6 participants contributed
6 posts – 6 participants contributed
Higher level/order thinking questions – Bloom’s Taxonomy can be applied to plan to create higher level thinking questions. Questions that guide the learner to deep lever thinking and critical thinking.
Socratic questioning – Systematic, disciplined, deep questioning that focuses on fundamental concepts, principles, theories, issues or problems.
Metacognition reflective questions – questions that enhance the learner to think and reflect about their learning process by questioning.
Creating a positive environment for questioning – developing an environment for all learners to feel comfortable and motivated to ask questions.
Open ended questioning – questions that usually start with what, why and how, these questions can open up learners to a discussion or dialogue, they lead students to think analytically and critically.
Close ended questioning – questions that are asked that lead to a one word answer or a short answer. These types of questions might be multiple choice questions on a test.
Essential questioning – questions that create long-term inquiry for critical thinking to provoke thought, and engage the learner to ask thoughtful questions. Essential questions can effectively be used to plan for the key learning goals.
Non-essential questioning – questions that asked more on a factual basis questioning and answering. Short-term inquiry, usually have a right or wrong answer.
Good questions – questions that are essential or reflective to develop learner motivation and to engage them in the learning process.
Bad question – questions that; are non directive, cause confusion, don’t engage the learner and the learner has no desire to respond to the question by dialogue or discussion.
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