University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

ASTE 2013 (Talbot, Hug)

Engaging students in first and second hand data analysis: The importance of questioning strategies.

This paper focuses on how two teachers use curriculum materials to stimulate whole class and group discussions regarding first- and second-hand data analysis. Findings show that open questions most frequently lead to connected dialogic interactions, engaging students in class discussions and increasing student participation.


Kristen Talbot* and Barbara Hug*. (2013). Paper presented at the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) International Conference, Charleston, SC.

*Conference presenters