Rennie Scott-Childress on Using Student Questions to Foster Conversation in the Classroom, Mon. Dec. 13, 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. via Webex

Developed by the Right Question Institute, the Question Formulation Technique, or QFT, is a structured method for generating and improving questions. It distills sophisticated forms of divergent, convergent, and metacognitive thinking into a deceptively simple, accessible, and reproducible technique.  The QFT builds the skill of asking questions, an essential — yet often overlooked — lifelong learning skill that allows people to think critically, feel greater power and self-efficacy, and become more confident and ready to participate in civic life.

Rennie Scott-Childress (History / faculty senate) will lead a conversation on using student questions to lead classroom discussion. He will explain theories developed by the Right Question Institute that emphasize ways to prompt students to foster their own learning through the formulation of inquiry frameworks.

From the website:

The Question Formulation Technique, created by the Right Question Institute, is a simple yet powerful strategy to teach students how to formulate their own questions

Date: Monday, December 13

Time: 2:15 p.m.

Location: Webex at this link

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