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The Zing team learning system can be used by students to create and facilitate their own "edutainments" using rich question sequences and dialectical discourse.

The Zing team learning system can be used by students to create and facilitate their own "edutainments" using rich question sequences and dialectical discourse.

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The art of rich questions The art of rich questions Presentation Transcript

  • Learning in Teams The Art of Rich Questions
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  • Closed questions
  • Contagious
  • Blooms Taxonomy (Revised)
  • Source: cstep.csumb.edu/Obj_tutorial/bloomwheel3.gif
  • Thinking about thinking Thinking about thinking Is hard to do
  • Six Thinking Hats Edward de Bono Source: www.bbc.co.uk/.../nicework_20040706.shtml
  • Six Thinking Hats questions
    • White hat: What are the facts, what do we know or need to know?
    • Yellow hat: What are the benefits or advantages?
    • Black hat: What are the risks or disadvantages?
    • Green Hat: What creative, new proposals could we imagine?
    • Red Hat: How do we feel about the issue or new proposals?
    • Blue Hat: What is the next step or decision?
  • Two kinds of conversations A muddle or parallel thinking
  • Question sequence outcomes
  • Relating methods outcomes
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  • Design Principles
    • Open-ended discussible questions or activities
    • Question sequences - 6 or 7 questions
    • Start with tacit knowledge or data collection
    • Build on a progressive firm foundations
    • Process ends with action plan, theory, model.
    • Scaffolds/prompts/check lists
    • Includes rewards e.g. next question includes the results from previous question.
    • Fun, engaging, surprising, interesting language
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  • Learning Game example
    • 1. Brainstorm a list of all the different kinds of arts. e.g., theatre, novels....
    • 2. Choose two of these art forms with which you are familiar, and describe what you like about each one. Ballet, rock music, jazz, opera, poem, movie, paintings, novels, sculpture, photographs, comics, cartoons.
    • 3. What do all the arts have in common? What makes them interesting, exciting, entertainting?
    • 4. What kinds of jobs do people have in the arts?
    • 5. Choose one of these jobs and explain what skills you might need, what you would have to learn for the work that you do. Writer. Singer. Jazz pianist. Movie director. Actor. Cartoonist. Dancer. Photographer. Painter.
  • Content in question example
    • 1.. Design a delicious fruit salad in unusual combinations of the 3-4 servings of fruit e.g. oranges, blueberries and mango, that you would love to eat each day...the ones that you really like.
    • 2. Thinking about the sugar in soft drinks and juices, imagine the sugar being converted by your body to fat and going straight to your waist, bum or thighs. What could you do to reduce the amount of sugar you consume via drinks?
    • 3. Twenty to thirty minutes of exercise at the start of every day that raises the heart beat can help you stay fit and feel really alive. What kind of exercise do you like that you can reliably do every day?
    • 4. Choose an activity from this list and envision/describe yourself doing it and feeling good afterward. Where, how, with whom? Walk, run, swim, dance, skip rope, climb stairs, gym, weights...or add your own...
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