Asking open ended questions

Gifted Education Musings

Surely by now, after we have all been through either planning for remote learning or at home with children, supporting remote learning, we have learnt that open ended questions and activities are what gets kids moving, excited and engaged.

Asking open ended questionsWhat are open ended questions?

Open ended questions are those that have a myriad of responses. Open ended questions allow us to embrace different ways of thinking and responding and can often, at times, waken our own thinking up as we learn to see how others think.

For example – in maths lessons at home or at school show them some triangles and ask them: Is it a triangle or not? Why? What is our fixed definition of triangle and is this always correct?

This can then lead into what triangles can and cannot be through seeing what is in real life.

Another open ended task could be as simple as…

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