Friday, March 26, 2010

Questioning Questions: Rethinking Classroom Discussions

This session will examine the purpose of asking questions and how teachers need to rethink the role of questions. We will examine who questions are for and how to better use questioning as a form of assessment. We will discuss common pitfalls teachers slip into such as the Radio Effect and Fishing Expeditions. We will rediscover how questioning can be one of the most powerful skills a learner can employ, and how 'traditional' schooling and today's high-stakes testing are so corrosive.

For more on how we need to rethink questioning:

Questioning Questions
Questions or Answers
Standardized Testing is Dumbing Down our Schools
Multiple Choice Tests Suck
Grading Effort: Unintended Consequences
My Prezi: Questioning Questions

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