Common Pitfalls of Questioning

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Exploring problematic questions and ways to avoid them

About. The document discusses common pitfalls in questioning strategies. It includes practical advice, and an exercise to reflect on your teaching practice. This is an section of a larger DfES document.

Pedagogical content. Questioning(ta) is a key classroom practice, and skill, and can sometimes fall into the trap of focusing on lower levels, as opposed to higher order(ta) reasoning(ta) and discussion(ta) skills. This resource covers some reasons why this - and other pitfalls - occur, with some practical advice for ensuring high quality questioning in your classroom. (edit)

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Title Common Pitfalls in Questioning
Topic [[Topics/CPD|CPD]]
Teaching approach

[[Teaching Approaches/Higher order|Higher order]],  [[Teaching Approaches/Questioning|Questioning]],  [[Teaching Approaches/Reasoning|Reasoning]],  [[Teaching Approaches/Discussion|Discussion]]

Learning Objectives

By the end of the document you should have considered pitfalls in questioning, and ways to avoid these.

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[[Resources/Teacher Education|Teacher Education]]

Age of students / grade

[[Resources/Secondary|Secondary]],  [[Resources/Higher|Higher]]

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