ERIC Number: ED332983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Questioning Skills, for Teachers. What Research Says to the Teacher. Third Edition.
Wilen, William W.
This monograph reviews the research findings related to the oral questioning behaviors and practices of teachers. It also gives some attention to written and student-generated questions. The purpose is to provide teachers with knowledge to assist them in making decisions about improving classroom instruction. The monograph examines past and current research related to teachers' questioning practices and the impact of those questioning practices on student thinking, achievement, and attitudes. It reviews research related to questioning techniques and strategies and approaches to analyzing classroom questions. It examines the role of questioning within the broader context of classroom interaction, with a particular focus on recitation and discussion. Finally it presents an approach teachers can use to gather information on their own classroom questioning behaviors. Two analysis forms, "Question Levels" and "Questioning Techniques" are provided for the purpose. A bibliography containing 138 references is included. (IAH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Communication, Classroom Research, Cognitive Processes, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Questioning Techniques, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
NEA Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516 ($3.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.