Lancashire Professional Development Service

CPD, Bespoke Consultancy and Primary Resources

Course code Keystage(s) Presented by
ASS194 Foundation; KS1; KS2
  • Ian Richardson (Primary Consultant)

Course Objectives

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This course will cover:
• To consider the value of effective questioning in promoting rapid progress in learning
• To develop teacher and teaching assistant techniques for effective questioning
• To provide strategies to develop children’s questioning and answering skills

‘If a child knows all the answers then they have not been asked the right questions!’

This course will focus on the development of questioning skills from both the teacher/teaching assistant and children’s point of view. It will make use of respected assessment practitioner materials related to effective questioning and include scrutiny of actual classroom scenarios.

Participants will also be given an opportunity to reflect upon the importance of effective questioning both within the classroom and beyond: how effective questioning is essential for children's progress in learning.

Participants will be given the opportunity to reflect on their current questioning techniques during the course and will identify opportunities to develop their practice further. Discussion will be held on how to effectively incorporate questioning techniques into planning.

Guidance will be given on the effective use of strategies such as:
• Blooms Revised Taxonomy - questions to develop higher order thinking
• The importance of a rich diet of questions for children (open/closed/higher order/rapid recall etc.)
• Developing multiple choice questions which are diagnostic
• Thinking Time
• Using questioning to assess and inform planning
•The importance of questioning to activate prior knowledge.

This course is applicable for all phases of the Primary School and will be particularly beneficial to newer teachers to the profession as well as teaching assistants.

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