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Definingthetask 090420220149-phpapp01

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Definingthetask 090420220149-phpapp01

  1. 1. Defining the TaskFirst Step in the Big6 ResearchProcess
  2. 2. Defining the Task with GuidingQuestions• Guiding Questions help focus and expandresearch.– Thinking about what might be interesting andimportant to learn about their topic, compare broad,open-ended questions with narrow, closed questions.– Play "red light, green light," to test for appropriateguiding questions.– (This game shows that one-answer questions "stop"the flow of information and is a fun way for students totest and select good guiding questions.)
  3. 3. Importance of developing good,critical thinking, questions• Helps the audience think critically aboutthe topic being discussed• Allows multiple people from the audienceto participate during discussions• Helps the presenter lead a good thoroughdiscussion
  4. 4. GREEN LIGHT QUESTIONS:• Lead to more information!• They answer “Why” and “What if”• ….open ended questions that lead tocritical thinking and opinions• They encourage your audience toinvestigate• They lead your audience to the biggerpicture
  5. 5. RED LIGHT QUESTIONS:• Are questions that STOP information!• They ask for only one answer• They ask for “yes” or “no” answers• They ask for ONE WORD answers• They don’t help you find out moreinformation• They kill your discussion!!!!!!!!
  6. 6. Examples• What was the world like when AbrahamLincoln was born? ___green light______• When was Abraham Lincoln born? ___redlight_______
  7. 7. Red Light or Green Light?• Do you like the leader of the UnitedStates? __________________• What are some pros and cons about theleader of the United States?__________________
  8. 8. Red Light or Green Light?• Do you think citizens’ will go vote for theelection? _____________________• What are some reasons as to why acitizen will/will not go vote?_____________________
  9. 9. Red Light or Green Light?• Do you think citizens’ will go vote for theelection? _____________________• What are some reasons as to why acitizen will/will not go vote?_____________________
  10. 10. Red Light or Green Light?• Is the United States contributing to globalwarming? ______________________• How could the United States reduce theeffects of global warming?____________________
  11. 11. Examples of Open-endedQuestions• How would you…?• What would result if…?• How would you describe…?• How does…compare with…?• What is the relationship between…?• What would happen if…?• How could you change…?• How would you improve…?• How do you feel about…?• Why do you believe…?• What is your opinion of…?• What choice would you have made…?• What would you do differently?• Why do you feel…?• How would you go about solving the problem…?• If you were in this position what would you do?• Why do you/don’t you support…?• What could improve…?

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