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Using Effective Questioning Techniques

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Leah Milo

on 4 January 2013

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Transcript of Using Effective Questioning Techniques

“Instructors will perform with excellence if they employ effective questioning techniques”

-Bob Powers (1992) Delivered By: L. Washington Classroom Strategies: Ask Better Questions Generate Students’ Questions How can teachers & classrooms compete? Know & Understand Climate for Learning -Ask fewer questions.
-Ask more ‘open’ questions.
-Sequence questions.
-Prepare key questions. -Model questioning for students.

-Provide opportunities students to practice their skills.

-Plan time for pupils’ questions and for dealing with them effectively.  Inviting Student Engagement with
Questioning Yay or Nay? My Current Practices
Think Pair Share Objectives: -Understand that effective questioning is powerful

-Be aware of strategies for effective questioning

-Generate effective questions Think, Pair, Share -Do you ask pupils to come up with their own ideas and to think aloud?

-Do you encourage your pupils to explain their reasons for their answers?

-Do they get the opportunity to ask their own questions?

-Is it okay to give a ‘wrong’ answer in your classroom?

-Is everybody’s opinion valued by everyone? Risk-taking culture
Community of inquiry
Commitment to learning for all What Is Effective Questioning? Framing, delivering, timing, soliciting and responding to questions to:

-identify where pupils are currently in their learning;

-expand and deepen the learning;

-inform planning for future learning. Answering the Big Questions -What was the purpose of your questions during that lesson?

-How did you respond to the answers the pupils gave? Why Do We Ask Questions? -Manage and organize behavior

-Find out what students know

-Stimulate interest in a new topic

-Focus on an issue or topic

-Structure a task for maximum learning

-Identify, diagnose difficulties or blocks to learning

-Stimulate students to ask questions

-Give students an opportunity to assimilate, reflect and learn through discussion Classroom Strategies:
Ask Questions Better -Involve the whole class.
-Think, pair, share.
-Provide think time.
-Try no hands up. Classroom Strategies:
Deal With Answers Productively -Use wrong answer to develop understanding.
-Prompt students.
-Listen and respond positively. Planning for Questioning - Adapted from E.C. Wragg -Identify the key questions in relation to the learning intentions for the lesson

-Decide on the level, order and timing of questions

-Extend the questioning - thinking of subsidiary questions to ask

-Analyze anticipated answers and responses you might give Questioning & Discussion Techniques Compass Evaluation 3b: Questioning and Discussion Techniques "Good teachers use divergent as well as convergent questions, framed in such a way that they invite students to formulate hypotheses, make connections, or challenge previously held views."

-Charlotte Danielson 2011 -Quality of questions/prompts
-Discussion Techniques
-Student Participation
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