are Assigned Questions ?
questions are those prepared by the teacher to be answered by individuals
or small groups of students. Students discuss their responses among
one another or with the teacher. Particular positions or points-of-view
should be supported by evidence. In some instances, it may be desirable
for students to generate their own set of questions.
instructional method is effective when questions are well-phrased
so that answering involves more than mechanical searching and copying
from a book or other reference. It can be an efficient way for the
teacher to introduce or review facts, concepts, generalizations,
arguments, and points-of-view. Well-selected assigned questions
can stimulate higher-level thinking, problem solving, decision making,
and personal reflection. Questions should allow for multiple responses.
Because student abilities and learning styles differ, this method
may require some adaptation in order to maximize learning for all