5 Ways to Make Better Questioners
Questioning strategies get short-changed in today’s content-driven, answer-focused, adult training world. And while adults often need to learn information critical to their job success, they also need practice in asking questions that lead to breakthroughs in thinking, creativity, and problem-solving.
The following slide presentation holds some excellent ideas that can be used in adult training and with just about any topic. Although the presentation is obviously made for teachers of elementary and secondary kids, the strategies can apply to adult classes as well. After all, who wouldn’t want to participate in questioning strategies that are safe, cool, fun, and rewarding – and that lead to creative solutions and innovative thinking?
Sharon… I’ve just spent the past 5 hours exploring this whole topic in more depth… went on one of those cyber expeditions clicking links and reading more!
Awesome and that explains a little about why I love to ask questions… but how frustrating it is at the same time when questions are met with responses such as one I got from a relative many years ago, “Why do you have to ask so many questions? Why can’t you just accept things like I do?” Sad, huh?
I’m still asking questions and do not intend to stop BUT after watching the slideshare you shared and viewing several others… I will work on asking more “beautiful” and thought-provoking questions!
Awesome post! Thanks!
Hi again, Peggy, and thanks for your thoughtful comments on this blog page. I, too, was told when I was little that I asked too many questions and yes, it was a bit sad. But now I know that, for many, questions are scary, both asking and answering! Glad you’re still asking! 🙂 Yes to working on more “beautiful” questions! Sharon