Expand Your Repertoire of Questioning Techniques to Improve Student Learning

Event Date & Time

  • September 5, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Effective question strategies can promote students’ comprehension, stimulate critical thinking, and enliven discussion. They can foster student involvement and facilitate a positive, active learning environment.

Despite being a common communication strategy, using questions in teaching and learning is not a given” and, as instructors, we may end up defaulting to the “Any questions?” question more than we would like!

In this session, we will explore the use of questions in teaching and learning. You will walk away with a deeper understanding of the value of questions and strategies you can implement in your teaching.

This session is suitable for educators in all disciplines at any stage of their teaching career.

By the end of this session, learners will be able to:
1. Describe the value of questioning strategies for enhancing student learning.
2. Describe several questioning strategies and their purpose.
3. Begin to design effective questioning strategies for their own context, while paying close attention to purpose and context.
4. Explain ways to respond to students’ answers.


  • John Pringle – Lecturer, Academic English Program (Applied Sciences), Vantage College
  • Isabeau Iqbal, PhD – Senior Educational Consultant: Educational Leadership, CTLT



Venue Website:

1961 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Please note this room is located through the CTLT offices of the 2nd floor in IKBLC.