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OLEVI: The Centre for Leadership in Teaching & Learning

Questioning 1:
When using questions in lessons do you use a balance
between closed (factual seeking) and open (enquiry
based) type questions?

What are the key words in the question?


Discuss how you do this?
What is the message behind this for an outstanding
teacher?

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Questioning 2:
After you have asked a question, do you give the
students time for reflection before requiring an answer?

What are the key words in the question?


Discuss how you do this?
What is the message behind this for an outstanding
teacher?

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Questioning 3:
When students have answered questions, do you give
further prompts to elicit extended answers?

What are the key words in the question?


Discuss how you do this?
What is the message behind this for an outstanding
teacher?

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Questioning 4:
Within the questioning phase of your lesson, are
students given opportunities to explain why they have
offered that response?

What are the key words in the question?


Discuss how you do this?
What is the message behind this for an outstanding
teacher?

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Questioning 5:
Are students ever encouraged to confer, perhaps pairs
or small groups, before deciding on an appropriate
answer?

What are the key words in the question?


Discuss how you do this?
What is the message behind this for an outstanding
teacher?

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Questioning 6:
Do you form a clear structure for questioning e.g.
teacher initiates, students respond & teacher provides
feedback?

What are the key words in the question?


Discuss how you do this?
What is the message behind this for an outstanding
teacher?

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Questioning 7:
Is time ever given for students to initiate their own
questions to test the learning objectives of the lesson?

What are the key words in the question?


Discuss how you do this?
What is the message behind this for an outstanding
teacher?

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Questioning 8:
Do you prepare key questions in advance of the lesson
that demand more than recall of knowledge (Blooms
Taxonomy)?

What are the key words in the question?


Discuss how you do this?
What is the message behind this for an outstanding
teacher?

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