Classroom response systems are becoming an effective learning and teaching tool in many schools. Teachers put questions to their students and their answers can be reviewed to open up further learning opportunities and highlight developmental needs by class or individual student.
Rather than only using multiple choice tests, a new approach is emerging using questions to actively guide learning during lessons. Using a wide range of response types, students progress through question sets at their own pace and receive immediate feedback.
Teachers can see on their screen in real-time who is struggling and the reasons for any misconceptions. They can intervene in the moment by adapting the lesson or splitting the class into peer groups. They can also use the insights provided to make informed decisions about future lesson plans or individual student needs.
Creating the question sets for learning is the limiting factor in developing this pedagogy. As founder of Promethean I launched Learning by Questions to address this need.
The pedagogy has been improved, refined and observed over a number of independent research studies and developments spanning 10 years.
We improve the efficiency of classroom lessons and students progress by an additional three to four months over a school year.
Our time-saving question sets and tools guide both teaching and learning using a wide range of commonly available classroom devices. Teachers save time in lesson preparation and by eliminating marking afterwards. They can be used with any scheme of work, or alongside other resources.
All the information is kept for later analysis without the need for teacher marking and recording.
Meet us on Stand H70 at Bett to see and experience Learning by Questions for yourself.
Tony Cann CBE
Tony was the founder of Promethean and for much of his life has been involved in using technology to help teachers improve learning in the classroom. Most recently this has involved the development of systems to provide real-time feedback to students and teachers.