This reader is suitable for primary and secondary school teachers.
Asking better questions is one of a series of four booklets on practical ways to implement what is often known as assessment for learning in the classroom. While not everyone agrees that the term “assessment for learning” describes the full range of assessment strategies, there is no denying that assessment is integral to raising pupils’ achievements. Like the others in the series, this booklet is a tribute to the inventiveness and ingenuity of hundreds of teachers who have used the ideas behind assessment for learning to help young people learn more effectively.
The ideas and case studies in this booklet show how teachers have not only taken the philosophy that underpins assessment for learning to heart but have picked up a wealth of practical classroom ideas and adapted them to suit different age groups and subject areas.
This booklet looks at using a range of methodologies to promote and manage interaction in the classroom and explores three strategies, namely:
How to ask better questions
How to ask questions better
How to devise challenging activities.
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