Instructor questions have a variety of possible purposes: for example, to determine what students have learned, to get students to recall information, to help direct students, to validate student thinking, or out of curiosity. What is the effect of different kinds of instructor questions?
July 2, 2018
What did you see happening in this episode? Tell a partner what you noticed.
In this episode, the instructor (Lance) asks a series of questions. On the transcript (on reverse), mark the more open (divergent) questions with an O and the more closed (convergent) questions with an X.
Choose a few questions that you marked and try to identify why Lance asked that question. For example, is he trying to determine what students have learned, get them to recall information, support their reasoning, or some other reason?