Questions & Discussions
The importance of questions and questioning for both staff and students is touched upon in the pedagogy section, but merits re-emphasis. Indeed counter to the usual approach, teachers might consider providing more answers and asking students for the questions. The difficulty of designing questions to elicit answers of the sort required is well illustrated in the many poor questionnaires we are faced with, and again through critical thinking and ICTs, groups may be able to extract more sensible and reliable responses in a variety of contexts e.g.
Choose a brief statement from the executive summary report of the Stern Review to corroborate or refute. Cite the sources you use and say why you believe these to be authoritative e.g.
science from climate scientists – authoritative/ controversial live
Carleton College – “Starting Point”- Using Socratic Questioning
New Zealand based “Climate Change Classroom” activities, “quiz”
tutor2u - Online Learning Resource - Economics, Business, Politics - Quizes, revision notes, presentations, blogs and student forums at GCSE & A-level
Met Office – activities inc data, GCSE projects, essay questions
Greenhouse Gas Online – UK, contemporary, papers, presentations Q/A
Carleton College – “Starting Point”- Peer Review