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"Questions are the Engines of the Intellect"


"Questions are the Engines of the Intellect:

How to Stimulate Student Questions and Curiosity"



   Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 14:00-15:30


Main Seminar Room (Entrance Level)


The 90 minute session, based on one presented in 2017 to librarians and educators at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., will focus on how to help all students ask better questions and work more effectively with primary sources. The workshop will be an active learning experience in Hebrew (with use of some information in English) and will offer a deep immersion in the theory and practice of Question Formulation Technique, a method for helping students develop divergent, convergent and metacognitive thinking abilities. 


The session will be led by Dan Rothstein, Co-Director, The Right Question Institute and Co-Author of Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions (Harvard Education Press). 


The Right Question Institute advances the teaching of foundational thinking, learning, problem-solving and democratic skills. RQI's unique method for teaching all people how to ask better questions has been embraced by educators in more than one million classrooms in 143 countries around the world and serves as a catalyst for greater student engagement and deeper learning.


This special workshop is open to the public and free of charge. It is dedicated to honor the memory of Dan Rothstein's uncle, Ira Kahn, z"l (1924-2018).


Ira Kahn: An educator and mensch who quietly made important contributions to the people and State of Israel beginning with his arrival at Kibbutz Ginnegar in 1946, service in Israel's first Air Force, through work with immigrants in the Negev to classrooms and laboratories in Ashkelon and Kiryat Shemonah.