For TAs and Teachers to consider the importance of questioning
Helping students without giving the answer away
Imagine that Teachers and TAs were banned from asking questions.
In what ways would this negatively impact learning?
Consider individually and then discuss in groups.
What does this tell us about the purposes of questioning?
We taught it != they learned it
We need to make the invisible (their learning, inside their heads) visible
We should confirm:
That they are able to give good answers
That they have reliable reasoning processes and mental models to reach those answers
Two important findings from cognitive neuroscience:
Memory is the residue of thought
Correspondingly, question for:
Provoking deep thought