Question Formulation Technique Resources

Decorative: "QFT"


"The Right Question Institute: Educator Resource Area" (web page) provides resources "to help educators deepen their understanding of the QFT [Question Formulation Technique] and offer[s] materials to support implementation of the strategy."

  • These "materials are available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license, which means you may use, adapt, revise, re-purpose, and share our materials."

1. "What Is the Question Formulation Technique?"

  • "[T]he QFT is a structured way to help people generate questions, categorize them, and reflect on how different types of questions elicit different types of information."
  • "Asking one’s own questions, and then answering them, is a powerful and motivating way to learn that many students haven't experienced in school.

2. "Experiencing the Question Formulation Technique (QFT)" (pdf)

  • "This guide describes the key components of the QFT and includes a template that will allow you to experience the process."

3. "Introducing the Question Formation Technique (QFT) into Your Classroom Practice" (PPT)

  • "This powerpoint will help you prepare for introducing your students or colleagues to the QFT."
  • "It includes all the steps of the process and teaching tips."

4. "Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Questions" (Word worksheets)

  • "Thinking about the Rules for Producing Questions"
  • "Reviewing QFT Classroom Examples"
  • "Preparing to Use to QFT"
  • "Backward Planning for Effective QFT Use"
  • "Recommendations on Facilitating the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) in Your Classroom"

5. "Designing the Question Focus (QFocus)" (pdf)

  • "The Question Focus is the catalyst for students to generate their own questions."
  • "The QFocus should be directly related to the content you need to teach and what they need to learn."

6. "QFT: Produce Your Own Questions, Improve Your Questions, Prioritize Your Questions Card" (pdf)

  • "Produce your questions: Four essential rules for producing your own questions"
  • "Improve your questions: Categorize the questions as Closed or Open-ended"
  • "Prioritize your questions: Choose your three most important questions"
  • "Reflect: What did you learn? How can you use what you learned?"

7. "The Question Formulation Technique Outline Worksheet" (pdf)

8. "QFT Small Group Worksheet" (pdf)

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