An analysis of fifth grade elementary school teachers' questioning behaviors


Bektas E., Sahin A. E.

EGITIM ARASTIRMALARI-EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, vol.7, no.28, pp.19-29, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 28
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Name: EGITIM ARASTIRMALARI-EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.19-29
  • Keywords: questioning technique, teacher behavior, teaching methods

Abstract

Problem Statement: Questions play an important role in teaching and learning process. The use of questioning technique continues to be vital part of classroom instruction second only to lecturing in popularity. Effective questioning helps students to develop creative thinking skills and helps teachers to achieve their academic goals. Reviews of research findings on questioning contend that it is an effective way to stimulate student interaction, thinking and learning. In order to improve teachers questioning skills, the questioning strategies that are presently being used by the teachers should be determined.