Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their own Questions
by Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana (Harvard Education Press: 2011)

This book provides a Question Formulation Technique (QFT)  framework to get students to ask their own questions.  The strategy takes students through a step-by-step process in which they think more deeply about their questions, refine them, and prioritize their use. In addition to question formulation, students practice divergent thinking, convergent thinking, and metacognition. The technique begins with shifting the teacher prompt from a question to a focus statement (QFocus)  that jumpstarts the student questioning.

The question technique is outlined on pages 25-26 and examples/design of QFocus statements are described in Chapter 2.

  Press on the link The Right Question Institute for more information on the QFT.


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