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ERIC Number: EJ1079638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1962
The Technology of the Question: Structure and Use of Questions in Educational Technology
Hokanson, Brad
Educational Technology, v55 n6 p14-24 Nov-Dec 2015
This writing looks at an elemental aspect of learning and communication, the question, and contends that questions can be viewed as a technology for education. Questions that we ask in the classroom, online, or in discussion can shape learning and develop skills in students, and they should be more systematically employed in education. This article examines the various ways questions are used in education and builds a research-based taxonomy for effective question use. The article begins with examining the common use of questions in the classroom, often simple and content focused, but rapid, and disconnected from students; more complex and directed questions that engage students; and the application of questions in online and computer-based education. Structuring our instruction through the use of questions can be effective at developing better, more effective learners, with the goal of development of questioning skills in the learner.
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Language: English
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