Typology of Questions

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Typology of Questions by Mind Map: Typology of Questions

1. Number of elements requested

1.1. Closed question

1.1.1. one short answer expected

1.1.2. example: Did you understand the lesson?

1.2. Multiple-choice question

1.2.1. variety of closed questions

1.2.2. example: Is it blue or yellow?

1.3. Open question

1.3.1. many different possible answers

1.3.2. example: What did you do last week?

2. Making links between expected elements

2.1. one-dimentional question

2.1.1. example: What is strategy?

2.2. Multi-dimentional questions

2.2.1. What is the difference between meet and met?

2.3. Relational Questions

2.3.1. How do you differentiate British accent from Australian accent?

2.4. Application Questions

2.4.1. How is metacognition applied in teaching?

3. The intention behind the questions

3.1. Rhetorical question

3.1.1. How about that?

3.2. Suggestive question

3.2.1. Would it be better to change the way your paper?

3.3. Mirror question

3.3.1. Student: This is my pen. Teacher: Your pen?

3.4. Leveling/Developing question

3.4.1. Student: I forgot to do my homework. Teacher: Why did you forget to do your homework?

3.5. Counter-Question

3.5.1. Student: Did I pass the test? Teacher: What do you think?

3.6. Controversial question

3.6.1. Do you think answering back to older people is respectful?

3.7. Closed question

3.7.1. Why on earth you did that?

3.8. Trick question

3.8.1. If you don't want to go outside and play, then stay here and so your homework. Is that what you want?

3.9. Self-awareness question

3.9.1. Do you really think that is the right answer?

4. The object of the question

4.1. Class management

4.1.1. question on behaviour

4.1.2. question about time

4.2. Communication management

4.2.1. to clarify words

4.2.2. to remind the communication contract

4.3. learning process

4.3.1. to assest understanding

4.3.2. to verify if students are aware of the learning process