Questioning comes from the root word – quest.  Understanding a question starts a journey of discovery leads a learner to take more ownership.  A quest is initiated by us – and yet, in most schools and lessons, we find teachers are the ones who ask the vast majority of questions.
Questions play the critical role in scientific inquiry – the hypothesis is the question that starts the investigation.
All educators should understand the ancient art of socratic questioning techniques – allowing a student to discern, analyse and critically assess by looking at the opposite perspective (or side of the argument).

We should teach learners to question to hypothesise, to search, to clarify, to refine our thinking, not question just to prove a point, for that is narrow-minded.

Click here to learn more about five ways to develop students’ questioning ability.