Question Formulation Technique

This strategy will help students to:

  • develop their critical and creative thinking skills
  • formulate questions
  • prioritise their thinking
  • justify their thinking


  • Provide students with a Question Focus. This could be around an issue, topic, character or theme.
  • Have students write down as many questions they can think of about their question foucs. You may wish to priovide a time limit. If working in small groups, students should not stop to discuss, judge or answer any questions. All statements should be written as questions.
  • Once the students have their questions written down, ask them to prioritise the most relevant questions and order them from 1-5.
  • Ask students to provide a rationale for their prioritisation.


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