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Thoughts on Education

Grant Wiggins

May 25, 2015
My reply to Willingham, Part 2

In part 1 of my reply to Willingham’s article on reading comprehension strategies published recently in the Washington Post, I …

25 Essential Questions

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# Essential Question
1 Writing/Planning: Do I know enough, yet, to begin writing?
2 Grammar: How much does good grammar really matter?
3 How fluent do I need to be in speaking and/or writing a new language in order to be able to communicate effectively?
4 How can cultural awareness enhance my language learning, and vice versa?
5 What patterns recur in this language? How can my understanding of those patterns help me become a better speaker/writer and listener/reader?
6 What is the difference between a “good” translation and a merely correct translation of the words?
7 What does it mean to belong? What are the benefits and drawbacks of belonging?
8 How does retelling a story help me be a better reader?
9 What promises and risks do modern pioneers face?
10 Whose idea is it? Why?
11 How did the author put these ideas together? Why that way? What have I learned from it?
12 How do these ideas shape me and influence my thinking?
13 How can the experiences of others, as well as those of characters in literature, help me to learn about challenges and effective coping mechanisms?
14 What elements of the story are significant (especially conflict)?
15 How do I use the play format and its unique elements to tell an engaging, true story?
16 How does a having a base knowledge of historical and scientific facts help a viewer to evaluate the information given in a television program?
17 How does a chef/baker use math to merge their creative vision with a client's wants and needs?
18 How do we make trends and predictions for the future and know that they have validity?
19 What design problems can be best solved by conic sections?
20 How well can mathematics model observed relationships?
21 Where is this shape located? How can I tell someone else where it is so they know where I mean?
22 What is the relationship between division and multiplication? Division and subtraction?
23 What is the pattern/relationship here? How can it be represented mathematically?
24 How can I be sure this is true for all cases?
25 OAEQ4: Is this the most efficient and effective solution, given what I know, what I must assume, and where I am headed?