Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on April 21, 2014
For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer
It’s a bit like the Socratic method flipped on its head.
Rule 1: Ask As Many Questions as You Can (Gives License to Ask). There are a number of potential stumbling blocks related to this rule, including:
- Students struggle trying to produce the questions:
- Students ask for examples:
- Groups are working at different pace:
- Some students are not participating or one student is producing all the questions:
Rule 2: Do Not Stop to Discuss, Judge, or Answer Any Question (Creates Safe Space and Protection).
Rule 3: Write Down Every Question Exactly as It Is Stated (Levels the Playing Field So All Questions and Voices Are Respected.)
Rule 4: Change Any Statement into a Question (Insists on the Discipline of Phrasing, Asking, and Thinking in Questions, Not Statement). Potential challenges that may arise with rule 4 include:
- Students get off task and start talking:
- Students are confused about the instructions:
- The QFocus is not working: