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Help with open questions

Discussion in 'Science' started by ebramley, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. look at www.mantleoftheexpert.com, articles, Questions, Questions, Questions by Micheal Bunting. Brilliant resource!!
  2. AshgarMary

    AshgarMary New commenter

    Wow thanks for that link, never heard of that, but it ties in perfectly with a few ideas I've been having!
  3. I don't know if it would help you, but I find it helps to put on my "child hat" when coming up with open questions - you know the ones - things like "why is the sky blue?". In the sciences I feel comfortable with (biology, chemistry) I take a look at the topic/lessons I'm teaching and try to figure out those little-kid questions - like "why does acid dissolve stuff", "why do humans only usually have one baby", and of course the old favourite opener "what if..." - and add a few to my lesson plan.
    I find physics a bit easier to plan open questions for, because if I come across something I don't know, the whole topic becomes an open question. Maybe you could look at a topic you know very little about (if there is one) and see where your mind naturally takes you to explore the topic and learn? That might help you find your 'child hat'!

    Hope I helped a bit.
  4. AshgarMary

    AshgarMary New commenter

    I came across this in my travels last night: It's a Question Creation Chart. You might find it useful.

    The link opens directly to a PDF file.

  5. oirfian

    oirfian New commenter

    Thanks for those replies. they are really good.
  6. alessio

    alessio Administrator

    I recently uploaded this game on TES as a way to get learners to generate their own questions http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Question-Doom-A-question-game-6170747/
    Let me know how your students responded to it, if you're using it!

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