Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. ~ Margaret Mead.
Good questions can spark ideas and lead to discoveries—personal or otherwise—like Isaac Newton’s, “Why should the apple always fall to the earth?” A ‘good question’ can make us look at something from a new perspective. This course is about developing good questions, including questions that are important to children and youth. Children and young people are naturally inquisitive and curious. In our Big, Fun Questions course, we use a stimulus (e.g. a storybook, video clip, poem, etc.) to create conversation and provide a space to explore questions that matter to children so their inquisitive minds can imagine, wonder, and develop more questions.
Instructor: Dr. Mahboubeh Asgari
Mahboubeh is the Founder/Owner of The School of Inquiry in Vancouver, BC. has created this space to nurture children’s thinking and to empower them to think critically, creatively and caringly. Mahboubeh has a doctoral degree in Education, followed by postdoctorals in Philosophical Inquiry at UBC. She has worked with children for over 15 years. She has also been a teacher at SelfDesing working philosophical inquiry and art with homeschool children.