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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 Writing/Drafting: How can I make this writing interesting to others?
2 How fluent do I need to be in speaking and/or writing a new language in order to be able to communicate effectively?
3 How can immigration influence the language and the culture of a person, for better and for worse?
4 How do others' expectations for a person influence the path his/her life takes?
5 What do I already know about the subject?
6 How do friendships change over time?
7 How can I respond to art - whether I like it or not - in an articulate, meaningful way?
8 What can books do that movies cannot? What can movies do that books cannot?
9 Which measurement units will be best here? Why use radians?
10 What's the pattern? What comes next?
11 How do I know which is the more nutritious between food choices?
12 How can I learn to draw if I am not artistically gifted?
13 How do we make trends and predictions for the future and know that they have validity?
14 How well can mathematics model observed relationships?
15 Does my answer make sense and how can I explain my answer to someone else?
16 What kind of shape is this? How do I know?
17 How do I compare equalities and inequalities? Can I apply what I know about one to help me work with the other?
18 When is estimation useful? What determines a reasonable estimation for a given situation?
19 How can I represent this number? What happens if I break it apart (put these together)?
20 What's another way to express this amount (number)? What way is best here?
21 What is a knowledge issue?
22 OAEQ1: How can a little say a lot? How can I communicate precisely what I mean so that others understand? What is really being said here?
23 EQ1: How do I determine if a bit of information is important or an outlier? Is it a signal or is it noise?
24 EQ2: If this changes, what happens to that? How sure am I?
25 EQ2: What happens when civilizations encounter crisis?