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Two-year-old Children differentiate Test Questions from Genuine Questions

Children are frequently confronted with so-called ‘ test questions’. While genuine questions are requests for missing information, test questions ask for information obviously already known to the questioner. In this study we explored whether two-year-old children respond differentially to one … Continue reading

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How to ask the right questions

We ask questions all the time but rarely do we stop to think about how we’re asking. “That’s a good question!” is often our reply when we’re asked a question that we find difficult to answer. But is a good … Continue reading

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Students – Questions are More Important Than Answers

In a traditional classroom, the teacher is the center of attention, the owner of knowledge and information. Teachers often ask questions of their students to gauge comprehension, but it’s a passive model that relies on students to absorb information they … Continue reading

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Teaching Students How to Question

Friday March 14 is the 135th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s birthday, a good time to think about the importance of asking questions. This was a big theme for Einstein, who told us, “The important thing is not to stop questioning,” … Continue reading

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In For Questioning

Read Is it OK with you that faculty are not required to know anything about teaching? Do you think the government and institutions are meeting their responsibilities to the public by not requiring faculty to know how to teach? Do … Continue reading

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The Interrogative Mood

This book poses question after question – mad, peculiar, and often very thought-provoking. Unlikely though it sounds, it’s a work of real charm. Might I ask you a question? How do you feel when the prose that you are reading … Continue reading

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