Why so few questions?
Posted May 20, 2015on:
If you were to conduct a mid-grain analysis of classroom discourse, chances are that there would be relatively few question-driven exchanges from the teacher and students.
Teachers have been taught to rely on the pedagogy of answers instead of the pedagogy of questions.
If asking the right questions (problem seeking) is initially more important than finding answers (problem solving), then why are there so few questions?
Why do so many teachers still believe their role is transmitting information?
Why do teachers not model more question-oriented strategies as valid methods of instructing, facilitating, or mentoring?
How might teachers provide more opportunities for forming questions?
How might teachers not look stupid when revealing gaps in their own knowledge?