Questioning Techniques – forum discussion

Our next forum discussion is about various questioning techniques that instructors can use to get their students critically thinking.

This first link is to a short video on something called “Pose, Pause, Pounce, Bounce”. A great simple process to ask your class questions and get the enitre group involved. The second video is a questioning technique in action. Both great instructional tools.

Anyone hear of the Wild Hog questioning method? i sure hadn’t until my classmate posted this information below on the forum. Fantastic tool!

Using the WILD HOG Question method requires that the questions be created before the lesson is taught while in the planning stages. To create WILD HOG Questions, while planning the anticipated learning, it takes just a few more minutes to create a list of questions that progress from easy to difficult, moving up Bloom’s Taxonomy. Having the questions already created so you know where you want to go with the lesson and how you want to get there is the real power of effective learning design. Writing the questions in advance for Learning Depth and Higher Order Genius also allows you to create questions targeted for particular students or groups of students (this is nearly impossible to do on the fly while you are trying to inspire learning). Finally, when you take the time to think about exactly what questions you want to ask students, you can anticipate their responses and better control the flow of the learning activities.

The Benefits

Designing WILD HOG Questions before you teach allows you to maximize the number of students engaged by planning purposeful opportunities for students to interact at higher levels. Done right, WILD HOG questions will help students answer questions completely, effectively, problem-solve and discuss deeply learned concepts.

What are some excellent questioning techniques that you use to inspire learning and engage your students?

Information copied from source: Johnson, B. (2014, January 23). How to Use Wild Hog Questions in the Classroom. Edutopia. Retrieved May 25, 2014, from


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