The Question Formulation Technique, or QFT, is a simple yet powerful learning strategy that makes it possible for all people to formulate, improve, and strategize on how to use their own questions.
In Boston, 12th-grade students use the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) to prepare for a Socratic seminar and writing assignment about the book, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz.
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Using the QFT in Groups
Parents in New Hampshire and Los Angeles work together to generate key questions about students and schools. The video provides a step-by-step guide to using the QFT in a group setting.
Using the QFT with Individuals
A home-school coordinator in New Hampshire uses the QFT in one-on-one sessions with parents & guardians to strengthen their skills to advocate for their children and partner with schools.
In teaching and learning
The QFT is a process that values students’ voices. Here, students and educators talk about using the QFT to stimulate curiosity, engagement, ownership of learning, confidence, and deeper learning.
In advocating for yourself and participating in decisions that affect you
Adults can use the foundational skill of asking questions in places such as schools, community health centers, welfare offices, and housing authority offices to advocate for themselves and participate in decisions that affect them.
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