Question Formulation Technique
A step by step process that was designed to help students produce, improve and strategize how to use their questions.
Ask students in groups to generate as many questions around a topic/issue as they can in the allotted time (suggested 5 min).
To generate questions, follow QFT rules for producing questions:
- Ask as many questions as you can
- Do not stop to answer, judge or to discuss the questions
- Write down every question exactly as it is stated
- Change any statement into a question
*Review the difference between open-ended and closed-ended questions and ask students in groups to identify open questions with an “O” and closed questions with a “C”. Ask students to rewrite three closed-ended questions into open-ended questions and three open-ended questions into closed-ended questions.
Next ask students to review their questions and prioritize them according to which ones they believe will help the class better understand the issue.