The PIDP 3250 instructional strategies course has been a big challenge to keep up with the many forum topics and postings. I have given up trying to summarize everything and document every specific detail. My goal is to highlight a few key messages that really resonate with me, today I am blogging about the questioning techniques forum. It was when Doug posted about what questions not to ask that I realized my questioning techniques may not be the best. For example asking “are there any questions?”, “shall we move on?”, or “does everyone understand?”. Focusing on the positive, here is a fantastic graphic that breaks down how to ask effective questions:
In addition, I posted a link to the forum from a Cornell University Website that gives tips for why, how and what questions to ask.
Lastly, a great video was posted by a classmate that outlines some more best practices for asking questions:
The take home message is that I am practicing and refining my questions techniques to try to elicit more in depth class discussions!
CTE (n.d.). Using Effective Questions. Cornell University Center for Teaching Excellence. Retrieved from: http://www.cte.cornell.edu/teaching-ideas/engaging-students/using-effective-questions.html
Stork, D (2013, April 25) How to Ask Good Questions. TEDx Talks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkcHstP6Ht0#t=46[
University of St.Andrews Lean Team (2011, July 19) . Top 5 Facilitation Questions. Retrieved from: http://leanuni.com/2011/07/19/top-5-facilitation-questions/