At the heart of every good story is a big question begging to be answered – and the classroom is no different.
Questioning in the classroom is also about curiosity and wonder; educational questions pique learners’ interests and pinpoint gaps in their existing knowledge which ache to be filled.
Indeed, Socrates reportedly claimed that questioning is the only defensible form of teaching.
And so in this five-part series, we will explore ways of placing questions at the heart of lessons to create “a questioning classroom”. Why? Because a questioning classroom leads to:
Creating a questioning classroom is not easy, however. There are several challenges to overcome, including:
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