A number of years ago, I took a Canter course titled “Helping Students Become Self-Directed Learners.” One of the items from that course that has always stayed with me is the topic of questions, discussed by Art Costa. He talks about 3 levels of questioning – the first level are facutal questions – recalling information, etc. The second level is comarison/contrating questions – making judgements and analyzing different things. The third and highest level of questions are those that ask to predict outcomes or create new scenarios. These questions (and projects that answer them) are far more powerful, interesting, useful, and fun to work on.
I always feel more invigorated when I’m working on creating.