Questioning that requires thoughtful answers
Basics question forms <ul><li>Who </li></ul><ul><li>What </li></ul><ul><li>Where </li></ul><ul><li>When </li></ul><ul><li>...
Who <ul><li>Who thinks that this is a good idea? </li></ul><ul><li>Who agrees with this statement? </li></ul><ul><li>Who d...
What <ul><li>What will happen if… </li></ul><ul><li>What are the consequences of this action? </li></ul><ul><li>What would...
Where <ul><li>Where would be a good place for this? </li></ul><ul><li>Where can we find the information we need? </li></ul...
When <ul><li>When is it appropriate to… </li></ul><ul><li>When should you do this? </li></ul><ul><li>When should you not d...
Why <ul><li>Why is it like this? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did you use this resource? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did you use these ...
How <ul><li>How does it work? </li></ul><ul><li>How did you solve the problem? </li></ul><ul><li>How can this situation be...
The art of good questioning
Form <ul><li>What is it like? </li></ul><ul><li>What kinds of work did people do?  </li></ul><ul><li>What are the main occ...
function <ul><li>What rules of behavior did people adopt?  </li></ul><ul><li>How does it work? </li></ul><ul><li>How have ...
Causation <ul><li>Why is it like it is?  </li></ul><ul><li>What motivated individuals or groups to act the way they did?  ...
Change <ul><li>How is it changing?  </li></ul><ul><li>Why did things change the way they did?  </li></ul><ul><li>In what w...
Connection <ul><li>How is it connected to other  things?  </li></ul><ul><li>What, if any, connections exist between societ...
Perspective <ul><li>What are the points of view?  </li></ul><ul><li>How do people decide on who they want as a leader?  </...
Responsibility  <ul><li>What is our responsibility?  </li></ul><ul><li>Why should we care about the past?  </li></ul><ul><...
Reflection <ul><li>How do we know?  </li></ul><ul><li>What makes one historical source better than another?  </li></ul><ul...
Question game <ul><li>Example, the topic might be an object in the room, such as a light bulb: A: Why is it important to h...
The winning questions! <ul><li>What   did we learn? </li></ul><ul><li>Why   did we learn this? </li></ul>
Teachers’ research <ul><li>www.ibo.org </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Guided Inquiry </li></ul><ul><li>Diff...
Websites for kids <ul><li>http://store.discovery.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ </li></ul><ul>...
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Concept Questions

  1. 1. Questioning that requires thoughtful answers
  2. 2. Basics question forms <ul><li>Who </li></ul><ul><li>What </li></ul><ul><li>Where </li></ul><ul><li>When </li></ul><ul><li>Why </li></ul><ul><li>How </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who <ul><li>Who thinks that this is a good idea? </li></ul><ul><li>Who agrees with this statement? </li></ul><ul><li>Who disagrees with this statement? </li></ul><ul><li>Who has experienced this? </li></ul><ul><li>Who would like to share with the class? </li></ul>
  4. 4. What <ul><li>What will happen if… </li></ul><ul><li>What are the consequences of this action? </li></ul><ul><li>What would you do in this situation? </li></ul><ul><li>What skills could you use to solve this problem? </li></ul><ul><li>What problems might you face? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your opinion? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your experience of this? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Where <ul><li>Where would be a good place for this? </li></ul><ul><li>Where can we find the information we need? </li></ul><ul><li>Where have you seen this? </li></ul><ul><li>Where would you go if… </li></ul><ul><li>Where does … come from? </li></ul><ul><li>Where does … go? </li></ul>
  6. 6. When <ul><li>When is it appropriate to… </li></ul><ul><li>When should you do this? </li></ul><ul><li>When should you not do this? </li></ul><ul><li>When this happens, what should you do? </li></ul><ul><li>When ‘A’ + ‘B’ are combined, what happens? </li></ul><ul><li>When you were there, how did you feel? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why <ul><li>Why is it like this? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did you use this resource? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did you use these skills? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did we learn this? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did it happen? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it important? </li></ul><ul><li>Why must we take action? </li></ul>
  8. 8. How <ul><li>How does it work? </li></ul><ul><li>How did you solve the problem? </li></ul><ul><li>How can this situation be avoided? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we help? </li></ul><ul><li>How can others help? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you feel about this issue? </li></ul>
  9. 9. The art of good questioning
  10. 10. Form <ul><li>What is it like? </li></ul><ul><li>What kinds of work did people do? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the main occupations of people living in the town? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the landscape like? </li></ul><ul><li>What does it feel like? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do we get the food we eat? </li></ul><ul><li>If the Earth were cut in half between the North Pole and the South Pole, what would it look like on the inside? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the components of an ecosystem? </li></ul>
  11. 11. function <ul><li>What rules of behavior did people adopt? </li></ul><ul><li>How does it work? </li></ul><ul><li>How have people adapted to living here? </li></ul><ul><li>How do people celebrate? </li></ul><ul><li>What happens to waste? </li></ul><ul><li>What can you use shadows for? </li></ul><ul><li>How do seeds fit into the growth cycle of plants? </li></ul><ul><li>How is air being used around us? </li></ul><ul><li>What do reservoirs and purification plants do? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Causation <ul><li>Why is it like it is? </li></ul><ul><li>What motivated individuals or groups to act the way they did? </li></ul><ul><li>What caused certain cultures to disappear? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did people settle here? </li></ul><ul><li>In what ways have conflict and its resolution shaped the society? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you make a shadow? </li></ul><ul><li>Why are different foods processed in different ways? </li></ul><ul><li>How are houses around the world constructed to suit the local climate? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Change <ul><li>How is it changing? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did things change the way they did? </li></ul><ul><li>In what ways does the built environment result from the natural environment? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the role of technology in shaping the society? </li></ul><ul><li>How has technology modified the natural environment? </li></ul><ul><li>What societal factors cause growth, migration or resource management? </li></ul><ul><li>How does the sand change from the morning to the afternoon? </li></ul><ul><li>What differences do you see in the growth of plants over time? </li></ul><ul><li>How do our bodies change when we exercise? </li></ul><ul><li>In what ways does air differ from place to place and over time? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Connection <ul><li>How is it connected to other things? </li></ul><ul><li>What, if any, connections exist between society then and society today? </li></ul><ul><li>When a connection between two or more peoples existed, how equitable and just was it? </li></ul><ul><li>How have natural disasters affected the lives of people? </li></ul><ul><li>What kinds of beliefs, values and attitudes encourage connections with other peoples? </li></ul><ul><li>What link is there between the time of day and the shadow your body makes? </li></ul><ul><li>Why are certain vehicles suitable for particular tasks? </li></ul><ul><li>How is the human life cycle the same as or different from that of other animals? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the similarities and differences between your local ecosystem and a larger ecosystem that you have researched? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Perspective <ul><li>What are the points of view? </li></ul><ul><li>How do people decide on who they want as a leader? </li></ul><ul><li>Might this opinion be biased? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do people have different points of view about preserving </li></ul><ul><li>the environment? </li></ul><ul><li>What might my lifestyle be if I lived in another culture? </li></ul><ul><li>Do plants (or animals) in the classroom need to be taken care of in the same way? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the different points of view supported by the evidence? </li></ul><ul><li>How does science explain the existence of the Earth, solar system and galaxy? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the implications for humans? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Responsibility <ul><li>What is our responsibility? </li></ul><ul><li>Why should we care about the past? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we act to prevent further damage to the natural environment? </li></ul><ul><li>What does it mean to be a world citizen? </li></ul><ul><li>What rights should all children have all over the world? </li></ul><ul><li>How is conflict resolved? </li></ul><ul><li>What things should we do to care for our classroom plants and animals? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we make sure we do not waste water? </li></ul><ul><li>What factors do you need to consider when designing and making a vehicle? </li></ul><ul><li>What should we do to remain healthy? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Reflection <ul><li>How do we know? </li></ul><ul><li>What makes one historical source better than another? </li></ul><ul><li>What stereotypes do we have about this place? </li></ul><ul><li>Which primary sources have we used to gather data? </li></ul><ul><li>How reliable are own opinions and those of others? </li></ul><ul><li>How will we know when it is time to water the plants? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think happens to your body during exercise and after exercise? </li></ul><ul><li>How has space exploration influenced our daily lives? </li></ul><ul><li>In what ways can we observe that our bodies are using air? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Question game <ul><li>Example, the topic might be an object in the room, such as a light bulb: A: Why is it important to have light? B: Where does light come from? A: How does light help people? B: Where is light used? A: What would happen if there were no light? Try asking a question and going around the room, each person asking a question based on the one before. </li></ul>
  19. 19. The winning questions! <ul><li>What did we learn? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did we learn this? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Teachers’ research <ul><li>www.ibo.org </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Guided Inquiry </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiated Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Intelligences </li></ul>
  21. 21. Websites for kids <ul><li>http://store.discovery.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://pbskids.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kidsknowit.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.funbrain.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.howstuffworks.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.funology.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.un.org/pubs/cyberschoolbus/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://kids.yahoo.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.askkids.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kidsclick.org/ </li></ul>

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