ERIC Number: ED263100
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Questions concerning Questions in the Classroom.
Howick, William H.
A discussion is presented of the value and benefits of using questions in the classroom that will develop the critical thinking abilities of students. Some of the benefits of employing questions in classroom teaching are related to the affective domain, being psychological in nature, some are evaluative in that they provide clues to the extent of students' knowledge, while others may have cognitive aspects, such as directing the thinking of the student into new, previously unconsidered, areas of thought. Some rules for effectively using questions are offered, as well as guidelines or recommendations for various classroom situations. Included in this discussion is a consideration of the different categories of questions, classified as "collective" (directed to the entire class),"direct" (directed to an individual), and "rhetorical" (posed to the entire class with no response expected). A brief overview is presented of some research that has been accomplished on the use of questions in classroom teaching. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A