Teaching & Learning


Asking and managing questions in live teaching sessions, 22 May (f2f)

22 May 2023, 1:00 pm–2:30 pm

BAME awarding gap fund: IOE

Questions you ask students are at the heart of teaching and assessment. In this session, learn how to identify effective strategies to question and how to manage questioning in class.

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff




UCL Arena Centre


Arena Room - UCL Arena Centre for Research-Based Education
1-19 Torrington Place
United Kingdom

Monday 22 May, 1pm-2.30pm 

Questions you ask students are at the heart of teaching and assessment but where and how you ask them, the types of questions you ask and the ways you ask them can sometimes be neglected. This is especially true of the informal (often unplanned) questions you might ask in a live session (whether in-person or online) where a little additional forethought into your rationale, approach and the actual questions themselves could be very rewarding. This session will pose 10 questions as a way of stimulating colleagues’ thinking about their own practice to prompt discussion and to aid development of questioning techniques.  

This workshop will:

Challenge colleagues to think critically about their own use of questions and ways in which questions can be used to engaged, stimulate and drive sessions as well as to check learning 

After attending this session you will:

  • Identify effective and less effective questions and strategies to asking questions in live teaching sessions 
  • Plan and manage questioning in live teaching sessions 
  • Critically appraise question effectiveness

Who should attend

Early career, mid career, education leaders. Anyone running sessions where asking questions is an important mechanism for checking progress or driving the structure of the session