Q*Focus

How to learn? How to save?

For my instructional design course, I need to come up with a project. I’ve discussed some about that here. The fundamental thinking behind project design is coming up with a really sharp “big idea,” the bedrock why behind your project. A QFTquestion- formulation- technique, from Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana, has similar concept.

“When students know how to ask their own questions, they take greater ownership of their learning, deepen comprehension, and make new connections and discoveries on their own.”

Thinking specifically of three “thinking” phases in the learning process, divergent, convergent, reflective*, I’m wanting to help learners learn what they want, better and faster and more thoroughly. I’m reading Charles Duhigg‘s The Power of Habit, and inspired because it resonates with my instincts brain-behavior relationships, essentially everything we do and what we are (more on this here).

QFT Model

Following the 6 steps in the QFT model, and the path developing my why behind my #ed113 class project, or where it is now, goes something like so:

Step 1: Teachers Design a Question Focus

Step 2: Students Produce Questions

Step 3: Students Improve Their Questions

Step 4: Students Prioritize Their Questions

Step 5: Students and Teachers Decide on Next Steps

Step 6: Students Reflect on What They Have Learned

There’s Bloom’s Taxonomy to consider: creating-evaluating-analyzing-applying-understanding-remembering*

In 1956, Bloom proposed learning has 3 domains:

  • Cognitive: mental skills (knowledge)
  • Affective: growth in feelings or emotional areas (attitude or self)
  • Psychomotor: manual or physical skills (skills)*

Reads & References

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