Questions! Questions! Questions! Developing Effective Questioning for Inquiry and Self-reflection

This course explores the use of questions that teachers should add to their tool box to individualise learning and develop skills of independent and group inquiry.
  • Booking Code: QQ01
  • Course Providers: Glenda Dudley , Wendy Thomas
  • Course Dates: Please contact us for dates.
  • Course Time: 9:30am - 15:30pm
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Location: School Based

Questions! Questions! Questions! – Developing Effective Questioning for Inquiry and Self-reflection

1 day course

‘However old we are, our brain changes every day – the human brain has great plasticity. In a changing environment, the normal brain can’t help but learn. Questions and challenges really help to keep the brain growing and changing.’

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, UCL

We know that teachers ask many questions, but are they the right ones?  Are there specific ways of questioning that develops thinking in one Area of Learning and Experience over another? Which questions generate thinking and learning during an inquiry and which ones simply need a straightforward answer?

The use of generative questions is essential to the development of curiosity and lifelong learning.  This course explores the range and use of questions that teachers should add to their tool box to individualise learning and develop skills of independent and group inquiry.  

Course participants will:

  • Explore the relationship between effective questioning and inquiry based learning.
  • Experience a variety of engaging contexts and strategies used in developing thinking skills.
  • Develop a clear understanding of what is meant by ‘experiential, inquiry based learning’.
  • Gain practical advice on how to plan for experiential learning through questioning skills.
  • Look at strategies for improving questioning the different AoLEs.

Target Audience: Primary Teachers and School Leaders

Course providers
Glenda Dudley
Glenda Dudley has worked in education for more than twenty years, both in the UK and in international contexts in Europe and the Middle East. During her career, Glenda has held posts as a teacher, a Headteacher and was the inaugural Head of Centre of Wales’ largest children’s centre; the Ely and Caerau Children’s Centre.
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Wendy Thomas
Wendy has extensive experience as a teacher, school leader, advisor and inspector. She has worked both in the UK and overseas and prides herself on offering workable, practical solutions to schools facing challenges.
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