“The teacher’s role is to stimulate questions.” – Professor Glenn Rand, 2005
According to Professor Rand, in order to effectively use questions students should be encouraged to:
- Ask questions early (when the learner becomes aware that there is a misunderstanding or gap in the learning flow)
- Use understandable words (avoid jargon)
- Keep asking until you get an answer you truly understand
- Ask questions in the proper sequence (sometimes questions may be premature)
- Respect the teacher if they say they will get to back to the question later.
For more excellent information on the role that questions play in both teaching and learning in art and design classes, please refer to Chapter 3 of Professor Rand’s book, “Teaching Photography: Tools for the Imaging Educator”.
“Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.”
– Josef Albers, artist and teacher, (1888-1976)