OER4Schools/Open and closed questions
|Title||Open and closed questions|
|Topic|| Questioning, OER4Schools, Teacher Education Resources for Sub-Saharan Africa
|Related ORBIT Wiki Resources|| |
OER4Schools/VVOB Questioning the Questions, OER4Schools/2.2_Questioning, OER4Schools/Questions you can ask. OER4Schools/Questioning checklist, OER4Schools/Strategies for increasing participation in answering questions
This resource is part of the OER4Schools programme.
How do you find out whether your question is open or closed? How do you find out whether your question is surface or deep? Let's first look at some examples:
Here are some questions you can use about your questions!
- Does this question have one correct answer?
- Is there more than one answer to this question?
- Are you using this question to get a student to give you a particular answer?
- Could a student come up with the answer through their own thinking, or is it something that they either know or don't know?
- If the question is answered by somebody, would it be possible for somebody to object to the answer, and come up with a different answer (that can be justified, or one that at least isn't easy to dismiss).
Also try to answer the question yourself: Is it a productive question? You could also test your question on a colleague: Again, how do they answer the question?