Teachers enrolled in this course will...

Know

  1. the steps of the Question Formulation Technique (QFT).
  2. what student and teacher will do in each step of the QFT.
  3. the three thinking abilities (divergent thinking, convergent thinking, metacognition).
  4. the similarities and differences between a traditional prompt and a Question Focus (Qfocus).
  5. the four rules for producing questions.
 

Understand

  1. how to help students refine, prioritize, and reflect on their questions.
  2. how the three thinking abilities are brought together in the QFT.
  3. the importance of closed- and open-ended questions and how students learn to change their questions fromone category to the other as needed.
  4. how the ability to ask questions leads to new ideas, new inventions, better solutions, and a more fulfillinglearning environment for students and teacher.
  5. that promoting questioning can be a building block for creating productive relationships that benefit ourentire society and our democracy.
 

and Be Able To

  1. Improve student learning, including those who already excel at answering questions, by designing lessons that:
  2. help students learn how to generate their own questions that guide their own learning.
  3. promote greater student engagement.
  4. give students more ownership of the learning process.
  5. increase student achievement, build new relationships between learner and teacher, and open avenues fordialogue and inquiry.

and much, much more!

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