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ERIC Number: ED368379
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
The Questions That They Ask.
Burnheim, Robert Keith
This paper discusses the competencies that are required to work effectively with information. It examines the nature of the information resources and how students interact with them. The discussion moves to the types of questions students have asked and suggests that the predominant types may not be assisting students in developing information usage skills, thus not improving their mastery of a skill set such as that proposed by R. J. Marzano and R. W. Ewy (1989). Reviews of research have indicated that teachers often do not ask questions that require students to work with information resources, relying instead on questions that merely ask for the recall of knowledge. The challenge is for teachers to more frequently pose questions that encourage students to use the problem-solving approaches they will need in the world of the future. The rapid redundancy of information means that no institution can give its students all the knowledge they will need, but students can be given the skills to update and refine their knowledge. Two figures illustrate the discussion. (Contains 37 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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