Promoting higher-order thinking through questioning techniques
The purpose of this capstone was to examine what questioning strategies promote higher-order thinking in elementary-aged students. This study focused on the recommended questioning strategies of preplanned questions, allowing sufficient wait time, and making sure to give all students the opportunity to respond. The participants were fifth grade students. Questions were preplanned for three lessons in writing, math, and science. Data collection methods included observation, videotaping, and written documentation. The results of the study show questioning can be used to stimulate learning and thinking. Higher-order thinking questions do promote higher-order thinking responses in elementary-aged students.
Kindem, Cathy Joy, "Promoting higher-order thinking through questioning techniques" (2006). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 1901.