ERIC Number: ED052008
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Development of the Skill of Effective Questioning by Prospective Secondary School Science Teachers. Final Report.
Blosser, Patricia E.
Part 1 of two publications reports a study which assessed the effectiveness of a college preservice instructional procedure in developing questioning skill in prospective teachers. Problems also investigated included transfer of this skill to the student teaching experience, and the relationship of selected personality factors (intelligence, sex, educational set, and personality type) to the development of this questioning skill. The study extended over three quarters and involved 42 preservice secondary teachers randomly assigned to four groups. Lessons observed were audiotaped and videotaped for analysis by three judges and the investigator. Resulting data were subjected to parametric statistical analyses with a .10 level of significance for hypotheses acceptance or rejection. Questioning appeared to be a skill that could be developed through instruction and practice. The development of questioning skill did not appear to be limited by intelligence, sex, personality type, or educational set. Part 2, included as a separate document, was used by the participants during the instructional procedure of the study. It provides information about questions and questioning techniques for stimulating good class discussions and critical thinking. (PR)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Science and Mathematics Education.