"Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers," -Voltaire, 1778
Thinking and questioning are two very important competencies but they are impossible to separate. You can't think without questioning and question without thinking. Meta-cognition is the ability to think about ones thinking. We value both of these competencies at GWPS; hence why a lot of our guidelines and CPD sessions have incorporated the importance of them.
Our learning agents have also been a trial group where they have been explicitly teaching students the skills needed to understand both competencies with an in-depth understanding. Thinking and questioning relates nicely to our previous page about the 'Learning Pit' as students are encouraged to question their thinking, motivation, understanding and emotions which is critical for them to build new ideas and make predictions. At GWPS we also encourage students to ask each other questions and this links nicely with our collaborative learning classrooms.
Please check out the links to learn more about the importance of thinking and questioning.