INTEGRATING COLLABORATIVE INQUIRY

Bringing more “beautiful questions” into the classroom—and beyond  

The author of "A More Beautiful Question" will share his findings about the connection between questioning and innovation; he'll also discuss the forces that conspire against questioning in the classroom and in the world at large; why we need inquiring minds (and critical thinking) more than ever now; and what strategies seem to help in encouraging more student questioning.

 

Warren Berger
Author of “A more beautiful question” | Questionologist


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The author of "A More Beautiful Question" will share his findings about the connection between questioning and innovation; he'll also discuss the forces that conspire against questioning in the classroom and in the world at large; why we need inquiring minds (and critical thinking) more than ever now; and what strategies seem to help in encouraging more student questioning.
 

Who Should Attend?

Teachers of all grade levels, School leaders and administrators

 

Why Attend?

To explore ways to improve student learning by way of more/better student questioning.

 

What To Bring?

Laptop, tablet, smart phone – or good old-fashioned pen and paper. Internet access not required.

 

Agenda

8:30 |  Arrival

9:00 |  Commencement

9:00 – 10:30 |  Session 1: Why questioning?
An overview of the author’s findings about the connection between questioning and innovation; he'll also discuss the forces that conspire against questioning in the classroom and in the world at large; why we need inquiring minds (and critical thinking) more than ever now.


10:30 – 10:50 |  Tea & Coffee Break (20 mins)

10:50 – 12:30 |  Session 2: Approaches to questioning in the classroom  
An interactive discussion on techniques and models for encouraging questioning and developing student question-asking skills.


12:30 – 13:20 |  Lunch Break (50 mins)

13:20 – 14:40 |  Session 3: Question formulation exercises
Group exercise using the QFT approach, followed by group discussion of ways to apply this model, and possible ways to adapt or modify it based on ideas from the group.


14:40 – 15:00 |  Tea & Coffee Break (20 mins)

15:00 – 16:00 |  Session 4: ‘How might we’ exercises  
Using questioning techniques from A More Beautiful Question to tackle real-world school challenges, while also providing a model for collaborative inquiry exercises that can be used in classrooms.


16:00 |  Conclusion

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