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NoTosh Lab - Higher Order Questioning

'higher order thinking comes from being asked - and asking - higher order questions.' Click on the picture to visit this site and find out about the different levels of questions and using thinking cubes to really develop these in your classrooms.
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Dylan William

(on the NoTosh website)
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Guide to Developing Good Questions

Steve Mouldey has blogged about how to go about forming good questions. He has used Ewan McIntosh's 'Googleable and non Googleable' to guide his thinking.

Fertile Questions and Rich Tasks

The Learn2Inquire EHSAS school cluster in Auckland developed a blog to showcase their work. Here are what they consider to be essential charachteristices of good inquiry questions.

The fertile question has six characteristics:
An open question. A question that in principle has no one definitive answer; rather, it has several different and competing possible answers.
An undermining question. A question that undermines the learners' basic assumptions, casts doubt on the self-evident or commonsensical, uncovers basic conflicts lacking a simple solution, and requires the critical consideration of origins.
A rich question. A question that necessitates grappling with rich content that is indispensable to understanding humanity and the world around us. Students cannot answer this question without careful and lengthy research; such research tends to break the question into subquestions.
A connected question. A question relevant to the learners, the society in which they live, and the discipline and field they are studying.
A charged question. A question with an ethical dimension. Such questions are charged with emotional, social, and political implications that potentially motivate inquiry and learning.
A practical question. A question that can be researched in the context of the learners, facilitators, and school facilities and from which research questions may be derived.

Grant Wiggins

Grant has blogged about EQs - Essential Questions.
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