This course is designed to provide a deeper understanding of how to formulate Geo-Inquiry Questions in the first phase of the Geo-Inquiry Process, ASK. Educators will experience formulating questions using the Right Question Institute’s Question Formulation Technique (QFT). The QFT empowers students with the strategies and tools to formulate their own questions—for participation, self-advocacy, and lifelong learning, activating the curiosity that leads to exploration.
The course begins with a reflection on the educators’ relationship to asking questions, and the norms and expectations for students’ questions in their classroom.
Educators will experience the QFT to develop geographic questions. Next, educators will explore the Geo-Inquiry Process tools that will help their students develop their own Geo-Inquiry Questions. Finally, educators will develop a QFT/Geo-Inquiry Question Implementation Plan that integrates the QFT and the ASK phase of the Geo-Inquiry Process.