Dates and times:
- March 12, 19, and April 2
- Each session is two hours.
- India 5:30 a.m. | Hong Kong 8 a.m. | Melbourne 11 a.m.
- Corresponds with March 11, 18, and April 1: San Francisco 4 p.m. | New York 7 p.m.
Asking questions is an essential – yet often overlooked – lifelong learning skill. It’s a skill that allows people to learn through their own curiosity, think critically about what they see in the news and on social media, and become more confident and prepared for civic life. Kindergartners through doctoral students become more inquisitive, engaged, and joyful learners when they learn to formulate their own questions. This workshop equips all educators – at all levels – to become experts at teaching the skill of question formulation.
At the heart of this workshop is hands-on work with the Question Formulation Technique (QFT). Created by the Right Question Institute, the QFT is a simple technique for teaching students to ask, improve, and use their own questions. It’s a powerful engine for learning that one teacher described as “the Swiss Army knife of instruction. It does it all!” That’s because it’s a flexible tool that complements and enhances existing curriculum and inquiry models, rather than replacing them. Educators in more than 1 million classrooms, in over 150 countries worldwide, are now using the QFT to foster a more equitable, student-driven culture of curiosity.
The Right Question Institute’s director of professional learning, Sarah Westbrook, facilitates this workshop, bringing with her years of experience, insights, and wisdom from educators around the world who have shared creative ways for using the QFT.