Counterfactual Questioning- GREAT STARTER

You will need

– Background knowledge of the subject area
– Higher order questions prepared for the lesson

How It Works

– Counterfactual questioning works on asking extended questions in response to an answer that are based on ‘but if that was not the answer’. Questioning pupils to encourage them to think deeply and theoretically in your lessons.

– For example, a teacher my deliver the question ‘…What if Hitler never invaded Poland?’. Pupils then delve into the possibilities that could have occurred across the globe had Hitler NOT invaded Poland. This will help strengthen the pupils knowledge of the actual topic area and gain a greater understanding of what they require!

Variations

– Have two sides of the class debating the two sides of the questioning
– Get pupils to devise counterfactual questions- delve into their depth of knowledge

Idea shared by MLE
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s