Higher Ed: The Art of Creating Questions

Jan 18, 2015

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The old saying goes something like this: "If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is around to hear it it, does it make a sound?" A variation on that might go: "If someone asks a question, and no one is around to hear it, what good does it do?"

A lot, as it turns out. In the latest episode of KUT's podcast Higher Ed, Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger exchange questions and answers about the art and importance of questions to learning.

This week, Ed and Jennifer explore how the act of simply creating a question can change the whole dynamic of learning. But what about the answer, you might ask? Guess what; most of the benefit might actually come without ever even getting answer. A little different than what you learned in school? Listen on for more on that and a creative solution to last episode's math teaser about cats, dogs, and biscuits.