Common errors in questioning

From: UPEI Summer Faculty Development Institute (Serge Piccinin), 2002. 

  • Asking too many questions at once
  • Asking a question and answering it yourself
  • Asking questions only of the brightest or most likeable
  • Asking a difficult question too early
  • Asking irrelevant questions
  • Always asking the same type of questions
  • Asking questions in a threatening way
  • Not indicating a change in the type of questions
  • Not using probing questions
  • Not giving time to think
  • Not correcting wrong answers
  • Ignoring answers
  • Failing to see the implications of answers
  • Failing to build on answers