ERIC Number: ED209822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Responding to Questions to Continue Classroom Participation.
Bachor, Dan G.
The author discusses the importance of questioning techniques in the instruction of learning disabled students. Factors affecting students' responses to questions are the strengths and weaknesses of the learner and the type and difficulty of the question asked. A systematic method of providing or following up on students answers, termed Interpretation of Pupil Answers (IPA), is explained. Definitions and examples of five types of interpretation related to IPA are given: (1) a positive evaluation in which the student is provided with information about their work that is favorable; (2) a negative evaluation in which the judgment of the student's work is unfavorable; (3) a prompt in which the teacher provides a hint or clue so that the student can arrive at the desired answer; (4) an expand in which the student is asked to give a justification, an explanation, or an example; and (5) a refocus in which the student is reminded that he/she has only answered part of the question or has overlooked some component of the instructions. It is suggested that it may be necessary to interpret correct as well as incorrect answers and silence, that more than one interpretation-questioning exchange may be necessary, and that teacher silence may be the best policy on occasion. (SB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Interpretation of Pupil Answers
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (59th, New York, NY, April 12-17, 1981, Session F-54).