STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES OF QUESTIONING EFFECTUATING THINKING AND DEEP UNDERSTANDING IN TEACHING ENGINEERING AT ESTONIAN CENTRE FOR ENGINEERING PEDAGOGY

TitleSTRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES OF QUESTIONING EFFECTUATING THINKING AND DEEP UNDERSTANDING IN TEACHING ENGINEERING AT ESTONIAN CENTRE FOR ENGINEERING PEDAGOGY
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsKipper, H, Rüütmann, T
Volume19
Start Page36-45
Date PublishedMarch/2010
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 908745
Keywordsdeep understanding, engineering education, questioning strategies
Abstract

Questioning is one of the essential teaching strategies or basic skills of teaching engineering, ensuring that all students learn as much as possible, think critically and acquire deep and thorough understanding of the topics they study. The role of teaching is to bring the knowledge to consciousness by asking questions. In the present article research findings are cited about questioning. Reasons are listed why sufficient wait time is important, appropriate questioning behaviours are described, examples are provided of different levels of questions and questioning practices to avoid are presented. Questioning procedures are described. The basic questioning strategies and prompting techniques used at Estonian Centre for Engineering pedagogy are described in the article. It is also discussed how questioning can create a dynamic learning environment in teaching engineering, based on the practice of Estonian Centre for Engineering Pedagogy.

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Refereed DesignationRefereed
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