Capstone Project Title
Research has shown the power of curiosity in learning. Research has also shown how rare it is for students to ask their own questions. The gap between theory and practice prompted the research question addressed in this project: how might student-generated questions through the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) be used to boost student learning by promoting curiosity? The result of the question is a curriculum unit for an Advanced Placement Human Geography course that uses QFT to support students in creating essential questions, tracking their responses and creating a visual response to their own questions as a summative assessment. Additionally, the project illustrates how QFT can be used to support students in writing driving questions to sustain their inquiry for a major research project. The capstone project includes slides that introduce QFT, as well as documents that students use as they write, revise and improve their own questions. In addition the project includes daily lessons, slideshows and assignments used for instruction in a remote learning situation. The goal of this project is to show that teachers can shift to more student-centered practices and rich learning experiences through the integration of student questions.
Curriculum, Teachers/ Teaching
Larsen, Todd, "Using Student-Generated Questions to Promote Curiosity and Student Learning" (2020). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 572.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects