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15 - The Questioning Child

A Path Forward

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 January 2020

Lucas Payne Butler
University of Maryland, College Park
Samuel Ronfard
University of Toronto Mississauga
Kathleen H. Corriveau
Boston University
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In this volume, we have brought together leading researchers in psychology and education with the goal of generating an overview of key issues pertaining to the role of questioning in development, to assess where the field stands in terms of investigating these issues, and to chart a path forward for this research in the coming years. In our introduction, we outlined three broad questions of interest to researchers and educators: (1) Where do questions come from, and how do children engage in questioning across development? (2) To what extent is questioning universal, and in what ways is it socialized? (3) What role does question-asking play in learning more broadly, in both formal and informal environments? In this concluding chapter we revisit these three key questions, weaving together the contributors’ insights before laying out a roadmap to highlight promising avenues of focus for future researchers in the field.

The Questioning Child
Insights from Psychology and Education
, pp. 301 - 320
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2020

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