C&I 204: Lesson Design. Questioning and Indirect Instruction October 31, 2011. Today’s Class. Discuss Questioning Strategies Describe Indirect Instruction Peer Review Lesson Plans Embed VoiceThread in the Blog. Questioning Strategies.
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Questioning and Indirect Instruction
October 31, 2011
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Works best when:
Thinking outcome are desired
Process is as important as product
Need is to investigate or discover
More than one appropriate answer
Focus is personalized understanding & long-term retention
High level of student involvement
Takes advantage of student interests and curiosity
Offers diverse possibilities
Reduces fear of incorrect answers
Deeper understanding of content
Fosters creativity and interpersonal skills
Outcomes less predictable
Must consider student ability and available resources
Consider combining both strategies
Some critics say that direct instruction stifles students and limits teacher creativity because it is systematic and scripted. Others say that indirect instruction is too time consuming and unproductive in this day and age of standard testing and accountability. What do you think?