Carl and Fred discussing the value of questioning in the process of learning and personal growth. Students and instructors should question each other as part of learning, engineering teams should question each other as part of achieving consensus.
Join Carl and Fred as they discuss the role of questions in every reliability activity.
- Ask why you are doing this test or that test
- What is the mechanism of learning?
- Do you learn more by listening to a lecture or by interactive dialog?
- How to get your team or your students more involved by active questioning?
- The role of body language in making it safe to ask questions
- Other ideas to create an environment conducive for questions
- Stimulate discussion, by asking questions of every student in the room
- Don’t ask “any questions?” ask each student a specific question
- Set the expectation of questions
- Encourage students to ask each other questions
- “Question everything” requires environment where it is safe to ask
- Encourage curiosity
- Barrier to questioning is exaggerated sense of self-importance
- Plato: teacher uses “ignorant mindset” to compel student to explain things
- Don’t assume anything is correct = scientific method
- Ask if information being analyzed is falsifiable, as part of the verification of truth
- Concept of scientific method: search for validity of hypothesis by asking questions, listening, experimenting, verifying
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