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ERIC Number: EJ867805
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Insufficient Questioning
Hannel, Ivan
Phi Delta Kappan, v91 n3 p65-69 Nov 2009
There are three key criteria for effective questioning. First, teachers must create a classroom environment that challenges the culture of disengagement found in some classrooms. Second, teachers must develop expert patterns through the questions they ask. Third, teachers must understand why some students may not be responsive to even well-scaffolded questions and what to do when those situations arise. Highly Effective Questioning (HEQ) helps teacher meet all three criteria. The author developed HEQ as a K-12 questioning pedagogy that embraces any subject matter or student population. Not only is HEQ a method of questioning, but it is also a process that leads to introspection on why we question the way we do and what we can do to improve our questions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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