TEAL Fact Sheet No. 12: Deeper Learning through Questioning
When teachers ask higher‐order questions and give students opportunities to develop deep explanations, learning is enhanced across the content areas. This fact sheet focuses on both teacher questioning and student self-questioning. It provides examples of the questions that teachers can ask to encourage deeper student thinking and learning. It also provides sample questions that students can use for peer questioning, and it describes the steps for students’ reciprocal teaching.
This fact sheet can support teachers in refining the types of questions that they ask students, and encourage them to move beyond simple recall and comprehension questions to higher-order questions that encourage deeper learning. Teachers also can use this resource to engage students in peer questioning and reciprocal teaching.