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Teaching Inquiry & Questioning Skills - Chapter Summary
Our professional instructors have assembled this chapter to help individuals improve their understanding of the different ways teachers can teach and encourage students' inquiry and questioning skills. It is made up of a series of lessons that cover topics such as:
- Strategies for teaching and promoting inquiry skills
- Teachable moments and how to use them
- Various ways to encourage classroom participation
- Promoting critical thinking by using questioning techniques
- Examples of reflection questions and how to use them
- Wait times and their importance in classroom discussions
- Strategies used to teach research skills
After each lesson, fortify your retention the material covered in it by completing its lesson transcript. Then, take its lesson quiz to assess how well you understand the material covered in it. If you have any questions regarding the topics covered in these lessons or quizzes, use the teacher tabs of the lessons to ask our instructors for assistance.
1. Strategies for Promoting Students' Inquiry Skills
Effective educators engage students in active learning. One way to do this is to promote inquiry skills. How can teachers do this? This lesson identifies strategies to encourage inquiry across content areas. Curious? That's inquiry working.
2. Recognizing & Acting on Teachable Moments in Class
What is a teachable moment, and how can educators recognize and capitalize on them? This lesson defines the term and provides examples of how teachers can use teachable moments in their practice. Then, test out what you learned with the quiz.
3. Encouraging Student Participation in the Classroom
Both teachers and students learn from active student participation in the classroom, yet many students are reluctant to raise hands or speak up. This lesson discusses why this happens and outlines a range of ideas to increase student participation.
4. Questioning Techniques in the Classroom
This lesson will highlight various questioning techniques that can be used in the classroom to promote critical thinking. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.
5. Reflection Questions: Definition and Examples
Reflecting on learning is one of the best ways to consolidate skills and knowledge that a student has acquired. In this lesson, you will learn what makes a good reflection question, and you will see some examples of how a reflection question might look.
6. Using Wait Time in the Classroom
During class discussion, is the pause between the teacher's question and the student's response important? It is, and the pause between the student's response and the teacher's reaction is also important. In this lesson, we define and discuss both types of wait time and how they can be used to optimize students' learning.
7. Strategies for Teaching Research Skills
In this lesson, we'll explain the importance of research. You'll learn three popular research methods and how to validate information. We'll also explain how to minimize plagiarism and show students how to organize and synthesize information.
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