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Surprised! What art is there in questioning!!!

   

Surprised! What art is there in questioning!!!

Surprised! What art is there in questioning!!!
Well, it is aptly said that if you want a correct answer, you should put up a right question.
Questioning is an art. Questions are asked for a variety of reasons. You may ask question to retrieve information, for enquiring, for reprimanding, for reinforcing, for explaining or at times to get to the response you desire from someone. But asking right question is what brings in the desired result.
I still remember designing a question paper for students of class VI where I asked them to tell me how they will measure a given line using a scale if the one you have has  a broken defaced front markings. It was a four mark question and my expectation was that child will note down initial reading on the scale and the final reading and then by subtracting initial from final reading will arrive at the answer. But to my surprise, one of the students gave a simple one line solution- `Use another ruler` Honestly answer was alright if you see it from a child’s perspective. What was wrong here was the way question was put up. It was vague. Question should have this restriction made clear that they were suppose to use the very same ruler.
In real life also most disappointments one get in personal and professional arena is due to this inability to ask right questions. Every time you present a question for enquiring, they need to be specific and clear with simple words used for framing them. The response will be as desired.
Right questions not only ensure correct answers but also are able to force direction driven thinking. Teachers use them daily as an essential tool for ensuring in depth understanding of the concept taught in class. Employers ask them to employees for feedback, opinions, and suggestions or may be at times for explanations. Parents ask their children to ensure their safety and happiness or their desires and aspirations. Children may ask for information, permission or may be putting up demands; whatever may be the purpose of asking question, it should be in sync with the response you desire or else Disappointment is what you have actually asked for and is what you will get in the end.

 

 

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