There are many reasons we ask questions. As teachers, we ask questions to pique interest, review prior knowledge and check understanding, yet research has shown that teachers ask six times as many questions as students, with as little as 4 per cent to 8 per cent of teacher questions being higher-order questions. Although full of questions, classrooms often lack higher-order student-based enquiry.
Encounter Edu Live Lessons provide a unique opportunity for students to indulge their curiosity and pick the brains of experts on a whole range of subjects. This can then give rise to discovery and learning you don’t come across every day.
To really get the most out of these Live Lessons, we have created a guide to support you and your students in selecting and developing higher-order questions, which spark engaging and informative discussions and encourage critical reflection.