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Thoughts on Education

Grant Wiggins

May 25, 2015
My reply to Willingham, Part 2

In part 1 of my reply to Willingham’s article on reading comprehension strategies published recently in the Washington Post, I …

25 Essential Questions

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# Essential Question
1 Persuasion: Am I trying to make someone change her mind? Or just consider my point of view?
2 Writing/Publishing: When is my writing ready for its audience? How can I tell?
3 Geography: Why is that (city, battlefield, railroad, park, monument, highway, factory) there?
4 How can I express complex ideas using simple terms?
5 How can cultural awareness enhance my language learning, and vice versa?
6 How does the search for the frontier imply a struggle?
7 How can modern civilization and the environment exist harmoniously? Why should they?
8 Why is visual literacy important?
9 How did the author help me understand his purpose for writing?
10 How has the author helped me to understand the story?
11 What is a story?
12 What makes a book or story great? Is a "good read" always a great book?
13 How are written and artistic autobiographies similar and different?
14 Which tool is the best tool for measuring in this situation?
15 What's the best way to count this? How do I know?
16 How do I make my money grow?
17 What is missing here? How do I find it?
18 How can I best explain my thinking to someone else?
19 How can I best compare this number to a set of objects?
20 Which type of graph is best here? How do I know?
21 About how big (how much) is this?
22 How can I determine whether a trigonometric equation is an identity, a conditional or never true?
23 If I expand my investigation to all general cases, will my conclusions be meaningful? If I limit my investigation further to certain special cases, will my result be even more meaningful?
24 6.5.10, 6.5.11 How does the body maintain homeostasis with respect to body temperature and blood glucose level?
25 To what extent can emotions be truth?