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1 The Question is the Answer Challenge through questioning.

2 Starter – 10 Questions Take a post it note and write down the name of one famous person or character on it. E.g.. Bill Clinton, Mickey Mouse, Britney Spears. Don’t let anyone else see it. Stick it on the forehead of the person next to you. 2 To explain the importance of questioning in the classroom MAKE SURE THEY DO NOT SEE THE NAME

3 The Rules of 10 Questions Now you have to guess who you are by asking only 10 questions to different people. You may ask anyone in the room. You must only ask closed questions (questions which are answered with a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’) i.e. Am I a politician? Do I have hair? You have 3 minutes to try and work out who your well known person is. No cheating! To explain the importance of questioning in the classroom

4 Session Aims To explain the importance of questioning in the classroom. To provide opportunity to strengthen one of your own lesson plans using higher order questioning To explain the importance of questioning in the classroom

5 Why is questioning important? Most common form of interaction in lesson between students and teacher. Interest, engage and challenge students. Allows you to challenge students appropriately. Inspires discussion, debate and individual thought. Allows you to gauge pupil understanding and progress and to influence it. To explain the importance of questioning in the classroom

6 Types of questions These can be broken down into: Managerial – dealing with the running of the lesson Information/data – recalling information learnt Higher order questioning – analysis and inference To explain the importance of questioning in the classroom

7 Bloom’s Taxonomy To explain the importance of questioning in the classroom Can you tell me what? Given this information, what would you say about….? What was the main idea? Can you describe?

8 Evaluation How effective is….? Synthesis What solution would you use to the problem of…? Analysis Explain why…..happened? Can you compare this to…?

9 Thinking skill Questioning stems Activities to encourage type of thinking

10 What does effective questioning look like? Students do not just describe, they use a range of thinking skills to answer the questions. Questions challenge according to student ability. Students feel comfortable asking as well as receiving questions Students speculate and hypothesise when answering Questions prompt students to justify To explain the importance of questioning in the classroom

11 Question the Object In the middle of your table is an image. Using the questioning wheel and the question stems provided, devise some higher order questions around the your picture. To explain the importance of questioning in the classroom

12 Tips for effective questioning Plan your questioning Stage your higher order questions into the lesson progression Ask open questions Use questions to develop collaborative work Be inventive Respect answers To explain the importance of questioning in the classroom

13 “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” Albert Einstein


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