When you are observing effective questioning, there are certain things you should look out for:
Let's look first at why we ask questions?
As a young child we are constantly asking questions - it is how we learn best. This stops as we get older - probably because the people around us get tired of answering!
In the classroom the best way of encouraging learning is asking questions - the ideal is for the students to be asking the questions! Our job ultimately is to plan for this to happen. (I will write more about this later on in your training.)
Good questioning can...
When you are observing, look out for the following:
For your reflections: what is the impact on learning from each of the teacher's decisions in how they ask their questions?
For further information regarding questioning ... read on
Dr Sharon Williams