Using Questioning to Assess and Foster Student Thinking

by: Jim Minstrell and Emily Van Zee

Questioning can be used to probe for understanding, to initiate inquiry, and to promote development of understanding. The results from questioning, listening, and assessment also can be used by teachers to promote their own growth as professionals. This chapter presents a transcript of a class discussion in which questioning is used to assess and foster student thinking. After developing this context for questioning, the authors discuss purposes and kinds of questions, then revisit the context to demonstrate how the results of assessment through questioning can be used to guide the adaptation of curriculum and instruction.


Type Book ChapterPub Date 1/1/2003Stock # PB172X_5

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