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ERIC Number: ED169486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Questioning Strategies to Develop Critical Thinking Skills.
Barnes, Carol P.
Major research on questioning has focused on the numbers and types of questions asked by teachers, the effects of teachers' questions on students, the questioning process, questioning as used in textbooks, and the questioning pattern (what the teacher does immediately after asking a question). Teachers who have few skills to utilize questioning strategies tend to use teachers' guides which are generally of little help because they have no planned sequence of questioning and they are too cumbersome. In order to use questioning more effectively, teachers need to learn to use a basic questioning classification system. After learning such a system, teachers need to consider the questioning sequence, asking questions to establish the facts first, then asking questions to elicit convergent thinking, and finally asking questions that obtain divergent or evaluative thought. (A table of categories of questions is included as is a questioning framework providing samples for each category.) (TJ)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Claremont Reading Conference (46th, Claremont, California, January 19-20, 1979)