Asking Better Questions, Third Edition

Teaching and Learning for a Changing World

How do we help students make sense of our increasingly complex digital world? The third edition of this classic text shows teachers how to empower students with the skills they need to ask critical and reflective questions about the overwhelming amount of information around them. It shows teachers how to challenge students to assume a deeper ownership of their learning, ask questions that are important to them, and care about the answers.

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How do we help students make sense of our increasingly complex digital world? The third edition of this classic text shows teachers how to empower students with the skills they need to ask critical and reflective questions about the overwhelming amount of information around them. It shows teachers how to challenge students to assume a deeper ownership of their learning, ask questions that are important to them, and care about the answers.

About the Author(s)

Juliana Saxton has extensive experience working with students from elementary schools to university.

Carole Miller, Professor Emeritus, began her career as a classroom teacher prior to joining the University of Victoria's Faculty of Education. Co-author of the award-winning text, Into the Story: Language in Action through Drama and Into the Story 2: More Stories!

Linda Laidlaw is a Professor in Language and Literacy Education at the University of Alberta.

Joanne O’Mara is an Associate Professor in Language and Literature Education at Deakin University, Australia.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword: The Mercurial Character of Contemporary Questions
  • Introduction: Engaging with Things That Matter
  • 1 Setting the Context
  • 2 Questioning in a Rapidbly Changing World
  • 3 Three Capacities to Enlarge the Conversation
  • 4 Leaving Home: Using the Questioning Capacities
  • 5 Shifting Language to Reflect a Shifting World
  • 6 Anchors in This Shifting World - Two Structures
  • 7 What Do I Want This Question to Do?
  • 8 A Glossary of Questions
  • 9 Building a Community of Inquiry
  • 10 Promoting Responsiblity for Learning
  • 11 Questions for a Changing World
  • 12 Unwrapping a Mystery: Students as Questioners
  • Conclusion: Raising Difficult Questions
  • Appendixes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-8
Media: 160 pp/paper
Published: 09/2018
Item No: 8335Item No: 8935Item No: B335
ISBN: 978-1-55138-335-4ISBN: 978-1-55138-935-6ISBN: 978-1-5513B-335-4
Publisher: Pembroke PublishersPublisher: Pembroke Publishers

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