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Strategic Questioning Families

Observation Questions

  • What have you heard and read about the situation? Do you trust the source? Why or Why not?
  • What effects of this situation have you noticed?
  • What do you know for sure and what are you not certain about?
  • How can you find out more?

Feeling Questions

  • How did you feel about the situation when you first heard about it?
  • What do you feel when explaining this situation to someone else?

Visioning Questions

  • How could you change the situation to be as you would like it?
  • In this situation, what do you care about most?
  • What is the meaning of this situation in your own life?

Change Questions

  • What will it take to bring the current situation towards the ideal?
  • How might those changes come about? Name as many ways as possible.
  • Who or what could make a positive difference? have you seen or read about changes made in similar situations?

Personal Inventory and Support Questions

  • What aspects of the situation interest you the most?
  • What do you llike to do that might be useful in bringing about changes?
  • What support would you need if you were going to change the situation?

Personal Action Questions

  • Who do you need to talk to?
  • How will you get an introduction to them that will establish your credibility?
  • How can you get others together to work on this?
From "Strategic Questions," Student CITES Project Binder

Authors: Shelly Peretz, Thornridge High School in Dolton, Illinois
Handbook of Engaged Learning Projects sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Friends of Fermilab. Funded by the North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium based at the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL).
Created: July, 1997