The Importance of Learning to Ask Good Questions—

by | Jan 2, 2023 | Uncategorized

“Once you have learned how to ask questions—relevant and appropriate and substantial questions—you have learned how to learn and no one can keep you from learning, whatever you want or need to know.  Let me remind you, for a moment, of the process that characterizes school environments:  what students are restricted to is the process of memorizing (partially and temporarily) someone else’s answers to somebody else’s questions.  It is staggering to consider the implications of this fact.  The most important intellectual ability man has yet developed—the art and science of asking questions—is not taught in school! It is doubtful if you think of many schools that include question asking… as part of their curriculum.”  

Neil Postman