The art of Questioning


#1

During the RBPT Patna schedule, I was highly influenced by a presentation on “The correct type of Question”. Based on this, I slightly modified the question pattern of formative and then summative assessment in my subject of post graduation class. THE RESULTS WERE SIMPLY AMAZING!! Not only the tail-enders’ rank improved but there was a clear - cut demarcation in overall marks distribution. Besides, I also realized the topics I needed to put more focus on and the change required in the teaching style.


#2

could you please elaborate on what is the “correct type of question”?


#3

I am not sure if this is practiced in India, but there is something called ‘Mass Moderation’ of question papers done in other universities or higher educational institutes.
A group of 5-7 teachers who are from within or outside of teh topic will read the question paper and the question is tailored for a common understanding.
However this is a pain staking process.
yes, definitely this process helps to improve the overall quality of the questioning.


#4

Hello,

curious about this. Could you elaborate or give an exmaple? Would really appreciate.

Thanks for your time.
Saurabh


#5

hi,
Did you mean elaborate on the art of good questioning.