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ERIC Number: ED523042
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 208
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-8902-2
Thinking through Quality Questioning: Deepening Student Engagement
Walsh, Jackie Acree; Sattes, Beth Dankert
This groundbreaking book provides teachers with an accessible, research-based blueprint for developing student metacognitive skills and ensuring that students take responsibility for their own learning. The authors use the findings of cognitive scientists to highlight quality questioning behaviors and explain how to apply them for improved student outcomes. Key features include: (1) Short vignettes of quality questioning in action; (2) Evidence that ties question strategy to student achievement; (3) An overview of collaborative, written, electronic, and group response strategies; and (4) Examples of how quality questioning connects to formative assessment. Six chapters are contained in this book. They are: (1) Framework for Thinking Through Quality Questioning: In What Ways Can Quality Questioning Advance Both Student and Teacher Thinking? (2) Frame Quality Questions: What Are the Characteristics of Questions That Engage Students in Thinking and Deep Learning About Content? (3) Strengthen Thinking-to-Learn Behaviors: How Can Teachers and Students Use Quality Questioning to Deepen Thinking and Increase Learning? (4) Use Formative Feedback: How Can Questioning Serve as Formative Assessment and Feedback to Advance Student Learning? (5) Developing Response-Ability: In What Ways Can Teachers Cultivate and Nourish Student Responsibility for Learning? (6) Create a Culture for Thinking: How Can You Use Quality Questioning to Create a Classroom Culture Where Students and Teacher Work Together to Advance Thinking and Knowing? (Contains 2 additional resources, references, and an index.)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A