The Importance Of Questioning In The Classroom

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1. Introduction 1.1 Background of the Study This study is emphasizing on what tactics of effective questioning employed by senior and junior English teachers. The writer wants to do some studies on questioning because questioning cannot be separated from learning process. As stated by Arslan (2006) “Questioning has been and is a dominant method of instruction in the classroom. Some say questioning is, in fact, the most important teaching technique in use today”. Researcher shows that approximately 40% of classroom activities are spent for question-response mode (Johnson, Markle, & Oliphant, 1987). Questioning plays important factors in teaching students inside classroom. Furthermore, questioning is one of the most common activities inside…show more content…
In addition, as cited in Wragg and Brown’s book (2001), Turney et al (1973) lists twelve function of questioning but the most common ones are to check knowledge and understanding, to diagnosing students difficulties, and to recall of facts. Teachers’ questions are important to help students in learning process. Thus, teacher cannot just ask random question or any question. In order to help students through questioning, it is important for teachers to use question effectively. “One obvious purpose of effective questioning is to minimize teachers’ and students’ errors by focusing on a particular fact, issue, skill, belief, or whatever” ( Wragg & Brown, 2001, p.27). Hence, questioning effectively can make students become more curious and actively participate in learning process (Fusco, 2015). There are some tactics that teachers need to use in order to question…show more content…
The limitation of this study is tactics of effective questioning used by senior and junior spoken one teachers of English Department of Petra Christian University. The tactics are limited on the tactics of effective questioning written by Wragg and Brown (2001). 1.6 Definition of Key Terms In this study, there are 2 key terms that the writer uses; and the definition of each key term is explained below. - Question: “Everyday questions and questioning within the classroom, whether that classroom is organises in groups, for individual learning, orfor whole class activities” (Wragg & Brown,2001,p.1). - Effective questioning tactics: “Tactic is the strategy of questioning teacher can used to achieve effective questioning such as structuring, pitching and putting clearly, directing and distributing, pausing and pacing, prompting and probing, listening to replies and responding, sequencing” (Wragg & Brown,200,p.28). 1.7 Organization of the

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