Questioning: a path to student learning experience

Ozuem, Wilson and Lancaster, Geoff (2015) Questioning: a path to student learning experience. Education and Training, 57 (5). pp. 474-491. ISSN 0040-0912

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to investigate connections between questioning, learning, achievement and conscious knowledge and beliefs held by tutors and how these are applied in a teaching/learning situation. The design of this study involved the authors listening to, but not participating in, classroom teaching sessions followed by individual in-depth discussions with tutors and students to ascertain how best to advance learning and achievement. Responses generated from questioning and dialogue helps tutors realign their teaching in response to the needs of learners including comprehending life issues and solving problems. Tutors should consider “think-pair share strategy” in their delivery. Research was limited to one specific location, the sample was self-selected and limited to tutors who volunteered to take part in the investigation. A greater number of experimental locations with 100 per cent participation would have enhanced the validity of the findings. Learners need to be motivated to ask questions and be encouraged to become involved in discussions. Questioning and dialogue provide a framework for sharing educational objectives with students and charting their progress and this can lead to a better framework for delivery and understanding. If tutors can better realign their teaching in response to the needs of learners including comprehending life issues and solving problems then this can lead to a more focused learning experience. The work was based on empirical investigations of tutors and learners in group and individual situations and the findings have been reported.

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Article Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is © Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ET-04-2014-0039. Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dialogue, Motivation, Educational objectives, Knowledge and beliefs, Learning and achievement, Questioning
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Business School > Business and Human Resource Management
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business Research
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2016 09:10
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2017 05:50
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/3828

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