Questioning has been one of the most effective tools for facilitating learning since at least the time of Socrates.

Yet, research shows that teachers typically ask between 250 and 400 questions a day without getting close to deepening learning in the way we would expect or hope. Our workshops show how to put this right. We model the best questioning techniques for engaging students in critical thinking and reasoning. We demonstrate the skills needed to promote challenge and progress in your classroom, dispelling the myth that ‘closed questions are bad and open questions are good.’

Our questioning workshops model the best questioning practices; promote active learning and higher-order thinking; inspire you to take your students beyond the obvious, everyday answers and actions; provide the models you need to frame your questioning sequences; uncover the six secrets of Socratic Questioning techniques; and give you the confidence and skills you need to become an expert facilitator of learning.

Suitable for teachers, leaders and support staff working with students between the ages of 3-19, we can help you to:

  • Improve your skills of questioning, moving purposefully between different levels of questions
  • Develop a wide repertoire of questioning techniques
  • Learn the six approaches to Socratic questioning
  • Deepen students’ learning with thoughtful and provocative questioning moves
  • Understand how questioning creates engagement, leading to better learning and deeper thinking
  • Know how to get students to ask their own questions
Best book to support your learning:

Challenging Learning Through Questioning

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Further Reading

Best book to support your learning:

Challenging Learning Through Questioning

Read more

Further Reading

Best book to support your learning:

Challenging Learning Through Questioning

Read more

Further Reading

Best book to support your learning

Challenging Learning Through Questioning

Read more

Further Reading

The Learning Challenge
Challenging Learning Through Dialogue
Challenging Early Learning
Challenging Learning Lessons: Primary

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