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ERIC Number: EJ724903
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0022-8958
Inviting Student Engagement with Questioning
Caram, Chris A.; Davis, Patsy B.
Kappa Delta Pi Record, v42 n1 p18-23 Fall 2005
Teaching is about designing, creating, and inventing intellectually challenging work for students--work that engages students and is so compelling that students persist when they experience difficulty and feel satisfaction, indeed delight, when they successfully accomplish the challenge (Schlechty 1997). Whether thinking skills are taught directly or integrated into the curriculum, the goal is to develop students who question, are critical thinkers, and are creative. Questions that stretch students' minds--the kind that invite students' curiosity, provoke thinking, and instill in students a sense of wonder--keep students engaged. In this article, the authors describe some effective strategies using teacher-initiated questions to enhance student learning by developing critical thinking skills, correcting student misunderstanding, providing feedback for students, and enlivening class discussion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina