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Effective Questioning, Effective Learning


Project Type: Practitioner Inquiry
Discipline: Humanities
Duration: 08/2011 - 08/2012
Domain: Higher Order Thinking Instruction


Research shows that questioning, the heart and soul of teaching and effective-questioning-effective-learning
learning, has a positive effect on student learning and academic achievement.Learning is an offshoot of the questions that students ask or are asked. This action research is to determine how the development of a questioning mind would impact on student learning and academic performance. Four Secondary Three classes have been selected to participate in this data collection exercise. The research methodology (pre and post) includes video recording, questionnaire and standardized achievement test. Introduction of Intervention strategies eg question cards on Bloom’s Taxonomy and Wheel of Reasoning through teacher’s modeling. Findings : the questioning mind would help students to maintain sensory focus, arrive at conceptual understanding, raise self-esteem and ensure academic success.

Research Personnel:

Role Name Department
Investigator Mrs Lucille Yap PeRL
Collaborator Mr Yeo Jun Han Humanities

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