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The Importance of Asking Questions to Promote Higher-Order Competencies

The Importance of Asking Questions to Promote Higher-Order Competencies | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
How to use open-ended, close-ended, and a double question technique to inspire deeper thinking in your students.
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Here's a bit of online facilitation wisdom: "The Two-Question Rule: This means to follow a question with another question that probes for deeper understanding."


Author/Blogger Professor Maurice Elias does a fine job of explaining how questioning helps deepen thinking. 

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I like asking open ended questions to see how students think,

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Better Questions are the Answer

Better Questions are the Answer | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Good answers depend on good questions. That’s why we work so hard on the content of our questions and why we should work with students on how they ask their questions. What also helps to make questions good is asking the right type of question. It goes to intent—what we want in the way of an answer. The type of question we ask conveys this intent to the listener.
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Linda Haynes's curator insight, November 7, 2013 12:27 PM

Any of the question types explained in this article can be applied to discussions in online courses.

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The 6 types of Questions your Students Need to Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 6 types of Questions your Students Need to Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Learning is all about asking questions and finding answers to them. An inquisitive mind is one that goes beyond the status quo and probes deep below surface meanings. To foster such kind of  thinking inside our classroom requires some hard work and a serious investment in time and efforts. We, as teachers and educators, need to prepare the right environment where inquisitive minds can nourish and grow. We need to water this environment with a culture of asking questions.

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Louise Lewis's curator insight, August 25, 2013 1:33 AM

Cloud-based learning. Engaging our learners in a variety of mediums, let's ask the right type of questions.

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Learning to learn: asking questions and taking names

Learning to learn: asking questions and taking names | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By Ally Greer:


There are such things as stupid questions.


Just kidding, there aren’t. (Got your attention, though, right?)


I don’t care how many times we were told this growing up – I always find myself thinking, “Don’t ask that, that’s dumb. You should know that.” Well, guess what? Like I talked about in my last post, so many people of today’s world are in a perpetual state of learning. There is always something that seems obvious to one person that another person might not have ever thought about. The whole reason that conversing with others can be so amazing is because everyone has something to teach and everyone has something to learn. Why we view this as being stupid and not as an opportunity to extract new information is beyond me.


Don’t be afraid to keep asking.

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Asking and answering questions quickly becomes the foundation for lifelong learning. Ally's insights reveal a young mind that's already addicted to learning (foreever).  A great read. 

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Mindy M Walker's curator insight, June 20, 2013 3:46 PM

Worth going through this post. If you don't know - learn - how to ask questions, you won't keep learning. Agreed - there are no stupid questions.

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Getting Answer-Oriented Students to Focus on the Questions | Faculty Focus

Getting Answer-Oriented Students to Focus on the Questions | Faculty Focus | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Are your students too answer oriented? Are they pretty much convinced that there’s a right answer to every question asked in class? When preparing for exams, do they focus on memorizing answers, often without thinking about the questions?
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TEDxSomerville - Dan Rothstein: Did Socrates Get it Wrong?

Published on May 19, 2012 by TEDxTalks


Where did you learn to ask questions? Did you know the skill of asking questions is not used, shared and definitely not taught very well? Even worse, educators are given little training and often indirectly discouraged from spending time on teaching the skill. There's good news with a deceptively simple solution to the problem. Its called the Question Formulation Technique™ and you have a chance to learn and experience it!


Speaker Dan Rothstein is co-director of the Right Question Institute which had its first offices in Somerville. Dan and co-author, Luz Santana, wrote the book Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions published by Harvard Education Press.
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For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer

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What would happen if the roles were flipped and students asked the questions?


That’s the premise of the Right Question Institute and a new book by its co-directors Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana. The book, Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions, documents a step-by-step process to help students formulate and prioritize questions about nearly everything.

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How Big Is Infinity?

Using the fundamentals of set theory, explore the mind-bending concept of the "infinity of infinities" -- and how it led mathematicians to conclude that math itself contains unanswerable questions.


Lesson by Dennis Wildfogel, animation by Augenblick Studios.


View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-big-is-infinity

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The Bamboo Project : The Six 21st Century Skills You REALLY Need

The Bamboo Project : The Six 21st Century Skills You REALLY Need | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Given the work that I do, I'm a sucker for skill lists. As our work worlds grow ever more complex and challenging, it seems that the skills themselves become more complex too. Increasingly, though, I've begun to believe that these...

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The Role of Socratic Questioning in Thinking, Teaching, and Learning

The Role of Socratic Questioning in Thinking, Teaching, and Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

While there are numerous ways in which Socratic Questioning can be effectively executed in the classroom, there are a set of principles, which guide a Socratic dialog. In this section, these principles are laid out in the form of directives.

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Socrative | Student Response System | Audience Response Systems | Clicker | Clickers | Student Clickers | ARS | Mobile Clicker | Software Clicker

Socrative | Student Response System | Audience Response Systems | Clicker | Clickers | Student Clickers | ARS | Mobile Clicker | Software Clicker | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational games and exercises via smartphones and tablets. Our apps are super simple and take seconds to load and run.
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Inquire Within

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It's not about getting the right answers but rather, asking really good questions...

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25 Questions To Ask When You're Stuck | Accidental Creative

25 Questions To Ask When You're Stuck | Accidental Creative | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By Todd Henry

 

It’s bound to happen sooner or later. No matter how skilled you are and no matter how well you’ve prepared, you’re inevitably going to find yourself stuck on a tough problem without a clear path forward.

 

It’s tempting in these circumstances to keep your nose down and continue cranking on the problem. The problem with this method is that you may be digging yourself deeper into an existing rut.

 

Sometimes it’s valuable to have a set of questions at the ready to help you re-frame, shift, or view the problem through a different window.


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Richard Paul: Socratic Questioning Series [Part 1] - YouTube

Discourse on critical thinking for teachers and educators in all grade levels and in all societies. This channel contains video footage, interviews and clips...
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One of my Critical Thinking Gurus is Richard Paul.  I met him in a bar in Arizona a few years before I left the classroom to teach online. We had one of the great discussions of my life. His thinking and teaching transformed my questioning style when I was a classroom teacher and seeped into my DNA when I went into online work.  Here is a series of videos available on YouTube that I would turn to if I were teaching a class devoted solely to Critical Thinking.  

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 6, 6:07 PM

'Asking questions that takes thinking apart'! This is very useful as a reflection tool. I appreciate highly the connection made by Richard Paul between thinking and content.

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Prompts That Get Students to Analyze, Reflect, Relate, and Question | Faculty Focus

Prompts That Get Students to Analyze, Reflect, Relate, and Question | Faculty Focus | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
This simple yet powerful technique involves a four-question set that gets students actively responding to the material they are studying.
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This article provides some excellent advice on how to structure a discussion post.  If you're looking for a basic formula, consider the following:


  • “Identify one important concept, research finding, theory, or idea … that you learned while completing this activity.”
  • “Why do you believe that this concept, research finding, theory, or idea … is important?”
  • “Apply what you have learned from this activity to some aspect of your life.”
  • “What question(s) has the activity raised for you? What are you still wondering about?” [You might need to prohibit the answer “nothing”.]
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Gives you a simple 4-step process on how to structure a discussion post.  

Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, August 29, 2013 2:52 AM

Teachers can make good use of these prompts to start the discussion online.

Janet Ilko's curator insight, August 31, 2013 4:58 PM
Looking to set up my Edmodo account with my students. This will make an interesting way to get students to respond more academically.
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Infographic: The Socratic questioning process ...

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Overarcher's curator insight, July 10, 2013 2:55 AM

socratic questioning in pictures, love it!

Maria Persson's comment, July 11, 2013 6:15 PM
My daily life at work and play so often involves Socratic questioning - I never get bored and constantly on a learning curve! Thanks for sharing this great resource!
Margarita Parra's comment, July 22, 2013 10:01 PM
There is an approach to solving a problem, by Guy Brousseau. It looks much like this process.And it works!
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How to compose engaging questions

Identifying the “right” question or questions that you want the community to address is a critical issue for community engagement practitioners; whether working online or face-to-face...


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Join the Educator Network - Right Question Institute

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A Simple Strategy for Teaching Students How to Think We believe that knowing how to ask questions is a foundational skill that is essential for all learning.


Students who ask questions, who ask good questions, and who can set and follow a line of inquiry will succeed at a far higher rate than those who either do not know how to formulate their own questions or simply fail to regularly generate their own questions.

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Question Formulation Technique | Facing History and Ourselves | Diigo

Question Formulation Technique | Facing History and Ourselves | Diigo | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

A Simple Strategy for Teaching Students How to Think
We believe that knowing how to ask questions is a foundational skill that is essential for all learning. When teachers use our Question Formulation Technique™ (QFT™), students learn to ask their own questions.

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Classroom Habitudes Lesson: Curiosity – The Right Question | Angela Maiers, Speaker, Educator, Writer

Classroom Habitudes Lesson: Curiosity – The Right Question | Angela Maiers, Speaker, Educator, Writer | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Every week, I have the opportunity to engage in amazing conversations with students. Each time, I walk away thinking about how truly smart kids are. I am blown away by their thoughtfulness, insight, and potential. In this weeks lesson with first graders we talked about power of curiosity, and more specifically the power we hold as learners when we know how to ask the right question. .


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6 Steps to Help Students Ask Better Questions | The Science of Learning Blog

6 Steps to Help Students Ask Better Questions | The Science of Learning Blog | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
How often do we teach students how to formulate good, in-depth questions? Use these 6 steps to help boost your students’ ability to ask better questions and drive their own learning.
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Using Interest-Based Negotiation - Magna Publications

Using Interest-Based Negotiation - Magna Publications | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Interest-based negotiation is a process that has proved to be effective in building on common experiences, focusing on interests and needs, and using a structured process of inquiry that leads to a deeper understanding of each person's viewpoint and learning while at the same time resolving issues, reaching agreement, and evolving a stronger relationship.
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The Learning Generalist: Tips to lead Socratic Discussion

The Learning Generalist: Tips to lead Socratic Discussion | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

As trainers we often use Socratic direction to prove a point, using audience participation. The method of Socratic discussion is actually quite simple and bases itself on the prior knowledge of the learners. The trainer will usually ask a series of pointed questions to finally get to an "Aha!" moment. The mnemonic I use to describe the process of Socratic direction is KOPSA.

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When Tech Met Ed...: Change Begins with Questions and Discussions, Doesn't It?

When Tech Met Ed...: Change Begins with Questions and Discussions, Doesn't It? | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

This video resonated with me due to discussions I watched unfold in my online course this past week. This term, my class is composed of a great mix of preservice and practicing teachers ranging from those doing student teaching to those who have been in the field for many years.

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Using Debate to Develop Critical Thinking and Speaking Skills

Using Debate to Develop Critical Thinking and Speaking Skills | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
AP Economics teacher Riza Laudin facilitates frequent debates with her students on a variety of subject-area topics.

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