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Questioning Styles

Author: Skills@Library (University of Leeds)
Description: This activity is designed to help students to understand and be able to identify different styles of questioning: open, closed, leading and probing. This activity is designed to be used in a workshop relating to listening and interpersonal skills.
Estimated activity time: 15 munutes
Type of media: Handout/s, Helpsheet, PDF file
Licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0
(This resource can be freely repurposed and reused)
Category: Listening and Interpersonal Skills
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QUESTIONING STYLES

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This activity is designed to help students to understand and be able to identify different styles of question.

The students discuss in pairs or groups the questions which are listed, identifying what category of question each falls into. The students then attempt to re-phrase any of those they have identified as being closed questions into a form which will elicit a fuller response.

This activity is designed to be used in a workshop relating to listening and interpersonal skills, particularly relating to active listening and establishing and maintaining conversations.


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