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Are There Any Questions?


by Barry Croom — February 29, 2004

One of the most common problems in instruction is the overuse of the general or “call-out” question. The author proposes that general questioning does not provide the intended diagnostic data about student learning, nor does it engage the student sufficiently in the lesson. This learning module introduces methods that improve the quality of questioning skills in teachers. Emphasis is placed on asking directed questions, and asking questions that access critical thinking skills in students. Teachers are also encouraged to use a sufficient amount of wait time in the question and answer process.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 29, 2004
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11282, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 4:41:42 AM

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  • Barry Croom
    North Carolina State University
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    Dr. Barry Croom is Assistant Professor in Agricultural and Extension Education at North Carolina State University. Dr. Croom’s research focuses on student behavior, teaching effectiveness, and educational leadership and program evaluation. He has recently published “Student misbehavior in agricultural education” and “Teacher burnout in agricultural education” in the Journal of Agricultural Education.
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