Making Questioning Count

Class Teaching

crane2The 15 minute forum tonight was led by PE NQT James Crane.  James started the session by telling us that since he had been teaching, he had quickly come to the conclusion that questioning was one of the most important aspects of pedagogy, and was essential to develop good learning.  It should be a  key feature of every lesson and is essential for judging how well students are understanding the work.  As such, it is a key planning tool – by asking good questions, you find out what they are struggling with and so which direction you need to take the lesson.  He also reflected on when it doesn’t go so well:

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A scenario we will all be familiar with!

At DHS, questioning sits as one of our 6 key pedagogical principles:

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The ‘so that…’ of questioning is key.  If done well, it makes sure that students are made to think hard, with…

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