The Right Question Strategy can help all individuals learn how to ask better questions, participate more effectively in decisions, advocate for themselves, their families, and communities, and hold decision-makers accountable on all levels of democracy. It is made up of two powerful tools:
Together, the QFT and the FADM build powerful and foundational skills that are rarely deliberately encouraged.
The QFT is a simple, yet robust step-by-step process that can help everyone improve their ability to formulate, work with, and use their own questions. The FADM enhances the ability of all people to effectively participate in decisions that affect them. Both methods are used across many different fields, including education, school-family partnership, social services, and voter engagement.
In the classroom, educators around the world in diverse communities, from pre-k through higher education across all subject areas, have found that the QFT is a shortcut to stimulating student curiosity, increasing student engagement, and promoting deeper learning. Research has also found that the QFT significantly increases student curiosity, divergent thinking, and cognitive engagement, can lead to better argumentative writing scores, and that kindergarten students who learn the QFT ask more on-topic questions than students who have not learned the QFT. Learn more about the QFT and see it in action in the classroom.
Across Many Fields
Hundreds of thousands of people across many fields are enthusiastically using RQI’s resources to help individuals develop their own ability to ask better questions and participate more effectively in decisions.
All of our materials are available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license, which means you are welcome to use, adapt, revise, repurpose, and share our materials for noncommercial use.
We encourage you to make use and share these resources in many different ways
We just ask that you please reference:
Source: The Right Question Institute – www.rightquestion.org
on all materials you use or adapt that include our educational strategies.
And, if you do use or share the strategies with your colleagues, we would love to hear how it went! Tweet at @RightQuestion or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to have your work featured on the RQI website.
The hundreds of free resources you will find on our network will help you easily move into action to learn a strategy one day and facilitate the very next.
You’ll also get access to hundreds of free resources that will help you easily move into action to learn a strategy one day and facilitate the very next.