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Copy of Effective questioning

Passport training session

Scott Bradley

on 13 March 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Effective questioning

Why is questioning important? Now what? Types of questions Effective questioning
in the classroom. Notes Place your own picture
behind this frame! Double click to crop it if necessary San Francisco Budapest Important
Details (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr (cc) photo by Franco Folini on Flickr (cc) photo by jimmyharris on Flickr Stockholm (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr Challenging activities to promote thinking and discusion A rich or 'big' question is one that can not be answered immediateley.
Requires the learner to work on a series of smaller questions or activities before trying to answer the question. These types of questions encourage
learners to apply their knowledge and understanding to future situatoins. What questions will the child
have to answer before they
can have a stab at the main
one? When will you want the question to be answered?

What help will they need to answer the question sufficiently?

What questions could arise as a result of misconception? map details doodles notes outlook photo frame Blah, blah, blah... Answer the following questions: How many bears were there?
where do the bears live?
Whose porridge was too sweet?
What is the strangest thing about the story?
What message does this story give out to young children?
What would be your alternative ending? Rich questions: Comparing Categorising predicting encourage learners to observe
more carefully and to find reason
for similarities and difference. What is similar and what
is different about....... These types of activities allow learners to test out rules and theories that come across in learning to see how generalisable they are. 'Is it always true that green organisms photosynthesise?' is a better question than 'which organisms photosynthesise? what might happen if ... Why are some forms of renewable energy more suited to some areas of the country than others? Provides information to be used by teacher and by the students in assessing themselves.

gives opportunities for peer discussion.
catching pupils out if you think they are not listening???? Are closed question bad? Think about a particular lesson that you will teach this week.
try to develop a rich question.
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