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Big 6+ Inquiry Process: Task Definition/Questioning

Indicators of Learning

Asks, Creates, and Refines Questions for Inquiry

Determines Path for Inquiry

Identifies Intended Audience

Understands Rubric Expectations and Product Components

Questions Students Need to Ask

What topics do I find interesting for this project?

What do I already think I know about this topic? 

How does this connect with my life, what I’ve read or watched?

What do I need to know for this project?

What do I think would be interesting to know?

What is the purpose of my research?

What are the requirements for my final product?

Why Learning to Ask Questions is Important

“The ability to produce questions, improve questions and prioritize questions may be one of the most important—yet too often overlooked—skills that a student can acquire in their formal education. Strong critical thinking is often grounded in the questions we ask. By deliberately teaching questioning skills, we will be facilitating a process that will help students develop a mental muscle necessary for deeper learning, creativity and innovation, analysis, and problem solving.” 

--The Right Question Institute   rightquestion.org/education

“Students who learn to ask good questions are no longer just consumers of information; they are also generators of information.”

Tucker, C. (2015). More than a Google search. Educational Leadership, 73(1), p. 78-80.

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