Effective questioning is a key tool in Assessment for Learning strategies and should be planned such that a range of responses are anticipated. Good questions lead the learner on a journey in which there is a balance between content (who, what, when) and process (how, why. Why is Effective Questioning Important?
Why is Effective Questioning Important? Why is Effective Questioning Important? Why is Effective Questioning Important Effective questioning is a key aspect of the teaching and learning process, as the kinds of questions we ask determine the level of thinking we develop. Lessons that incorporate questions are more effective in raising attainment than lessons which do not. Good questioning requires time for pupils to think and respond, and the more learners are actively engaged in learning, the less scope there is to switch off. Asking well structured/thought-out questions has a number of positive benefits within the classroom including • Directing students thinking in a particular way • Encouraging learners to think and actively construct their own schemas • Structuring or guiding the learning of a task • Allowing teachers to assess the learning of their students both in terms of what they bring to the lesson and what they are taking from the lesson • Identifying gaps and/or misconceptions in students learning • Providing immediate insight into where the learning of pupils has developed to • Helps students clarify their understanding of a topic • Motivating students interest and engagement in a topic • Providing opportunities for student learning through discussion What is Effective Questioning? What is Effective Questioning? What is Effective Questioning?