Question-Asking: The One Most Essential Skill for Learning and for Democracy

CMEI Colloquium
Gutman Library, Harvard Graduate School of Education
March 6, 2012

A participatory workshop and discussion about the fundamental importance of the skill of question-asking for both learning and democracy. Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana talked about lessons from the innovative skill building work of the Right Question Institute in low and moderate income communities around the country and beyond. Participants will also be introduced through an active learning process to the Question Formulation Technique™ which is featured in Rothstein and Santana’s new book, Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions (Harvard Education Press: 2011). Amy Shine Jones offered a teacher's perspective along with others from the area who are using the Right Question Strategy in their classrooms.