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Problem Based Learning, Part One: Learning to Create Questions and Find Answers Using QAR & Wikis

Problem Based Learning, Part One: Learning to Create Questions and Find Answers Using QAR & Wikis | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
One of the most important skills students need to learn for successful Problem Based Learning is asking and answering questions.
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Classroom Questioning: What Type Do You Use Most?

Cultures of Thinking and Ron Ritchhart

 

Questioning is a vital part of thinking, teaching and learning.  We need to consider the purpose of every activity our students engage in while always looking to build higher level questioning into the daily routine. 

 

Generative:  Exploring the topic

• Authentic questions or wonders that teacher doesn’t know the answer to.

• Essential questions that initiate exploration of a topic

Constructive:  Building New Understanding

• Extending & Interpreting

• Connecting & Linking

• Orienting and focusing on big ideas, central concepts, or purpose

• Evaluating

 

Facilitative:  Promotes the learner’s own thinking & understanding

• Requesting elaboration, reasons, evidence, justification

• Generating discussion among the class to hear different perspectives

• Clarifying and Uncovering

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Keeping Students Engaged with Thoughtful Lesson Design

Harvard's Ron Ritchhart's planning frame for careful lesson design.  Includes the learning goal at the top , along with:

 

Understanding Goals, Understanding Performances, Learning Challenges, OnGoing Formative Assessment and Summative Assessment at the end.  Lovely guide for effective lesson design. 

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