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Quantity vs quality questions

Posted on: October 12, 2018

If you seek to indoctrinate, provide the answers. If you seek to educate, provide questions.

From this Edutopia article comes these statements:

It’s said that at the age of 5 children ask 120 questions a day, at age 6 they ask 60 questions a day—and at 40 adults ask only four questions a day. Embrace a beginner’s mind and ask questions.

Staying true to the need to query, I have the questions:

Who said what was said?

Assuming the numbers to be true, how does the number of questions indicate the type and quality of questions, if at all?

Is asking four critically important questions less important than asking 120 superficial ones? Why or why not?

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