Facilitating the Questioning Techniques Forum -Summary

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.

Posts

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

Part Five – Variety of techniques + other instructional strategies

6 posts – 6 participants contributed

 

Key Points

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.

 

Resources

http://www.huntingenglish.com/2012/11/10/questioning-top-ten-strategies/

http://www.sparkminute.com/2011/11/07/30-tips-on-how-to-interview-like-a-journalist/

http://www.authenticeducation.org/ae_bigideas/article.lasso?artid=53

http://www.yale.edu/graduateschool/teaching/forms/QuestionsandQuestioning.pdf

http://www.edb.gov.hk/attachment/tc/sch-admin/sch-quality-assurance/professional-support-online-resources/seminar/assessment_for_learning_info2.pdf

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/03/new-blooms-taxonomy-planning-kit-for.html

http://eltchat.org/wordpress/summary/strategies-for-reaching-out-to-introverted-students-in-the-language-classroom-eltchat-summary-28062012/

http://www.teachers.net/gazette/JUL09/guruprasad/

http://www.criticalthinking.org/pages/the-role-of-socratic-questioning-in-thinking-teaching-learning/522

http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/metacognition/

https://motivationalmagic.wordpress.com/2011/12/11/asking-questions-encouraging-students-to-ask-questions/

http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-and-learning/introverted-students-in-the-classroom-how-to-bring-out-their-best/

Miyazoe, T., & Anderson, T. (2010). The Interaction Equivalency Theorem. Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 9(2), 94-104.

http://teaching.berkeley.edu/working-shy-students

http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=474762

http://rightquestion.org/make-just-one-change/

http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/sssi05/html/gini_newman1.html

http://www.bygpub.com/eot/eot2.htm

http://www.wikihow.com/Ask-Open-Ended-Questions

http://www.scholastic.ca/education/teaching_tip/march2013.html

http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/sssi05/html/gini_newman1.html

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/essential-questions

http://www.criticalthinking.org/files/SAM-Questions2005.pdf

http://www.sausd.us/cms/lib5/CA01000471/Centricity/Domain/5397/PRINCIPAL%20PRESENTATION%20BIG%20IDEA%20AND%20ESSENTIAL%20QUESTIONS.pdf

http://48e3r2148qyt47st151rmccf195i.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/UbD_Essential_Questions-criteria.pdf

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/03/new-blooms-taxonomy-planning-kit-for.html

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/03/new-blooms-taxonomy-planning-kit-for.html

https://www.spcollege.edu/CriticalThinking/documents/QECCTSubMeetings/Grinnell_Metacognition_Reflection_Questions.docx

http://www.umich.edu/~elements/probsolv/strategy/cthinking.htm
http://changingminds.org/techniques/questioning/socratic_questions.htm

http://gandalwaven.typepad.com/intheroom/socratic_questioning/

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