Asking Good Questions
blue-quote.gifOnce you have learned how to ask relevant and appropriate questions, you have learned how to learn and no one can keep you from learning whatever you want or need to know. Neil Postman and Charles Weingartner. Teaching as a Subversive Activity.

Interactive Questioning

How to develop multiple-choice, interactive questions (PDF) from the American College of Physicians

Use Triggers to create an interactive slideshow in PowerPoint
Want to involve your students more in a presentation? Set up "triggers" for them to click as they go through the show. Triggers (related to animations) let you add surprise to your slides while inviting your viewer to take part and have fun.
Effective Questioning Toolkit
The toolkit provides a framework to help you to:
  • explore why, when and how to ask questions to promote learning
  • plan experiments in using different techniques and approaches
  • record the outcomes and reflect on what you will do differently next time
(Note: Be sure to download the workbook) Questioning Toolkit
Several dozen kinds of questions and questioning tools presented with graphic organizers.
VizThink_CoreRoutines.jpgThe core routines are a set of seven or so routines that target different types of thinking from across the modules. These routines are easy to get started with and are commonly found in Visible Thinking teachers' toolkits. Try getting started with with one of these routines.

What Makes You Say That? Interpretation with justification routine
Think Puzzle Explore A routine that sets the stage for deeper inquiry
Think Pair Share A routine for active reasoning and explanation
Circle of Viewpoints A routine for exploring diverse perspectives
I used to Think... Now I think... A routine for reflecting on how and why our thinking has changed
See Think WonderA routine for exploring works of art and other interesting things
Compass Points A routine for examining propositions

(Download all Core Routines (.zip))
Useful articles on educating students to prevent plagiarism:
Anti-Plagiarism Strategies for Research Papers
Avoiding Plagiarism
Dr. Richard Paul's Wheel of Reasoning
A detailed understanding of this thinking tool on the (PPT).

Article: Developing Thinking Skills: Critical Thinking at the Army Management Staff College
About embedding critical thinking into the curriculum.
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