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ERIC Number: EJ1246721
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Abstractor: As Provided
Using Student Generated Questions to Foster Twenty-First Century Learning: International Collaboration in Uganda
Spencer, Amelia; Causey, Cora Brasfield; Ernest, James M.; Barnes, Gay F.
Excellence in Education Journal, v9 n1 p57-84 Win 2020
Teacher-questioning has been acknowledged as critical in teaching and learning. A less researched topic is the ability for students to develop their own questions to deepen understanding. Student questions are important for engagement and to stimulate the understanding of new information. Traditionally, Ugandan teachers rarely instruct in ways that facilitate student questioning. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of teacher professional development on the ability of Ugandan students to ask meaningful questions. Professional development focused on promoting student questioning and students were assessed using a formative language assessment. Findings indicate that teachers can teach students to ask meaningful questions.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Questioning Techniques, Student Role, 21st Century Skills, Program Effectiveness, Professional Development, Learner Engagement, Student Centered Learning, College School Cooperation, Team Teaching, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, English (Second Language), Children, Early Adolescents, Oral Language, Rural Schools, Low Income Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Uganda