Slate Magazine (blog) A 19th-Century Flowchart Helps You Ask Good Geographical Questions Slate Magazine (blog) At a time when rote memorization and recitation was central to teaching, Gaultier differentiated himself by doing what we might now call...
Barry Kayton's insight:
Gaultier's flowchart / decision tree of geographical questions is an interesting model that illustrates the relationship between questions and conceptual hierarchies.
'A Holy Curiosity': We Can Vastly Improve Education By Teaching This One Skill WBUR If questions are essential for learning and discovery, why aren't more schools deliberately teaching the skill of question formulation?
In a new book by Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana, "Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions" proposes a six-step process for teaching students to formulate their own questions and take ownership of their learning.
A driving question is critical to project based learning.
"A good Driving Question captures the heart of the project in clear, compelling language, which gives students a sense of purpose and challenge. The Question should be provocative, open-ended, complex, and linked to the core of what you want students to learn. It could be abstract (When is war justified?); concrete (Is our water safe to drink?); or focused on solving a problem (How can we improve this website so that more young people will use it?). "
by Rosa Fattahi, WizIQ The Importance of Questioning in the Learning Process Since the ancient days of philosopher Socrates, asking questions has been a critical part of the teaching and learning process.
Stephen Ransom references Neil Postman, Marshall McLuhan and Seymour Papert in this great article on the "flipped classroom" and "personalized learning" and the pros and cons of educational technology.
In a traditional classroom, the teacher is the center of attention, the owner of knowledge and information. Teachers often ask questions of their students to gauge comprehension, but it's a passive model that relies on students to absorb information they need to reproduce on tests. What would happen if the roles were flipped and students asked the questions?
Inner Questioning. It's not the answers you get from others, but the questions you ask yourself that will help you reduce your suffering. Give this statement some thought. Is it true? I believe so. The answers from other people ...
AboutAlbertEinstein By Warren Berger Friday March 14 is the 135th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s birthday, a good time to think about the importance of asking questions. (Yes, questioning is essential.