The purpose of these sessions is to foster questioning skills, Higher-Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) and critical-thinking skills.
These skills to play an important role in the broader project of enhancing metacognition and self-regulated learning in students since developing questioning skills allows for greater independence and allows students to more effectively monitor, evaluate and regulate their learning-processes. That said: critical-thinking and questioning skills are, in an age of misinformation, fake news, and mass-propaganda, valuable thinking skills that constitute ends in themselves.
Each of the sessions contains four phases:
- 'What Makes a Good Question?'
- Generating Philosophical Questions
- Using Questions in Critical-Thinking
- Questioning Experts
These PowerPoint sessions are fairly flexible and consist of many short discussion questions instead of more lengthily tasks: each one contains 25+ slides and is, therefore, suitable for more than one session. The exercises generally involve question-generation: the prompts deal with metacognitive issues, broader questions from the wider curriculum, and matters relating to self-regulated learning.
Questioning Skills Training Sessions (x5)
Focus: Questioning Skills, Philosophical Thinking, Higher-Order Thinking Skills & Critical Thinking
Main Aim: To practice and enhance student questioning skills
Designed for students aged 11-16
WinZip (we recommend: 7-Zip or WinRar)
Windows 7+, 1.5GHZ, 1GB RAM
File Formats: PowerPoint Presentations & .zip
Copyrighted by The Global Metacognition Institute (2019)
Strictly not for re-distribution outside of your own school.