Weekly Digest #85: Adjunct Questions

Weekly Digest #85: Adjunct Questions

We recently featured a blog post on recent research showing that prequestions can be useful for learning from video lectures. However, research on adjunct questions is not new. Much of this research builds on work that was pioneered by Rothkopf in the late 1960s. Today, we provide several resources related to adjunct questions, including some background research and ideas for classroom implementation.  (Special thanks to Paul Kirschner @P_A_Kirschner for the idea!)

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Image from Pixabay

 

1) The Effect of Adjunct Learning on Prose Learning by Christiaan Hamaker

We start with a review of the research on adjunct questions. This review paper is a bit older, but is excellent for the review of the wealth of research inspired by Rothkopf's work.

 

2) Tenuring Adjunct Questions by Mike Ochs @ReadWriteMike

Mike Ochs provides tips for how to prepare to use adjunct questions in class and factors to consider when doing so. He emphasizes that, while questions can be useful, asking too many questions can be a problem.

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Image from Pixabay

 

3) Moving Forward, Looking Back - Asking Adjunct Questions in Class by Erin at Worchester Polytechnic Institute @WPI

In this article, practical tips are provided for how to use adjunct questions  both in the classroom during a lesson, as well as in take-home assignments.

 
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Image from Pixabay

In this podcast, Jon Bergmann interviews Steve Griffiths about the way he uses prequestions in his flipped classrooms.

 

 

5) Question Types and Methods by Will Thalheimer @WillWorkLearn

This is a summary of a report detailing the many different types of questions that exist and why and how they can be used in the classroom. These include prequestions and postquestions (retrieval practice).


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