Classroom example: rich questions
Rich questionsBlack and Harrison (2004) describe a rich question as “one that cannot be answered immediately, but requires the learner to work on a series of smaller questions or activities before they return to have an attempt at answering it.”Rich questioning encourages reflection on experience, and challenges learners’ beliefs and attitudes about the subject, about themselves, and about learning. They support students in expressing and discussing their thinking, thus enabling teachers to explore issues that are critical to the development of students’ understanding.
CreateYour task here is to create a rich question. Post your rich question in the comments below.After you have posted, take a look at one or two other questions. Reply with constructive feedback on whether the question can be changed to develop opportunities for learning. You can use one of the examples pinned to the top of the discussion if you prefer.
Planning for Learning: Formative Assessment
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