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4 Powerful Questions to Supercharge your Art Experiences

4 POWERFUL QUESTIONS TO SUPERCHARGE YOUR ART EXPERIENCES In the past I’ve talked about all kinds of different subjects about questioning. I’ve talked about The 5 Golden Rules for Asking Brilliant Questions⁠ (Episode 4), the 10 Common Mistakes to Avoid when asking questions (Episode 10), how to use artworks to improve

‘Bad’ questions: 10 types of questions you should never ask

'BAD' QUESTIONS: 10 TYPES OF QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD NEVER ASK I’m back with a new episode today all about my favourite subject - I'm talking about 'bad' questions, and specifically, 10 types of questions you should never ask (or at least try to avoid!). Good questions can be many things: clear, simple and purposeful but also

Quick ways to improve your questioning technique

QUICK WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR QUESTIONING TECHNIQUE The ability to ask powerful, relevant and incisive questions is one of the most useful skills you can have.  With a good questioning technique you can instantly engage people, provoke their curiosity, find out what they already know and make your programmes more interactive. Questioning is not an innate

How to Use Artworks to Improve your Questioning Skills

HOW TO USE ARTWORKS TO IMPROVE YOUR QUESTIONING SKILLS SUMMARY How can you improve your questioning skills without resorting to reading long lists of tips and techniques and do's and don'ts? What can you use to help you create, sort and evaluate better questions? The simple answer is: ART. I’ve been using artworks for years to help

10 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Asking Questions

10 COMMON MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN ASKING QUESTIONS SUMMARY For some people questioning comes easily. But for the majority of us, we are not asking enough questions AND we’re not phrasing them in the best way. The good news is that we can all become better questioners with time and practice. To become a better questioner, it’s

My Ten Most Popular Blog Posts of 2020

What did you enjoy reading the most on the Thinking Museum blog in 2020? It’s always good to reflect at the end of the year before starting a new one – and it was really interesting to see which of my blog posts were the most popular! Did you catch all of these? Scroll through this list, and catch

9 Easy Ways to Use Artworks to Improve your Questioning Skills

I’ve been using artworks for years as visual information to help me to brainstorm, re-word and improve my questions. I’m not an ‘expert questioner’ by any means and have found that this is a skill that I have had to consistently work at to improve. By using artworks, I really enjoy the process too. There are lots of interesting

Learn how to ask good questions (by Looking at Art)

Learn How to Ask Good Questions (by looking at art) We spend our days asking questions, but most of us never actually spend any time honing our questioning skills. For some people questioning comes easily. But for the majority of us, we are not asking enough questions AND we’re not phrasing them in the best way.  I feel we’re

11 quick ways to improve your questioning technique

The ability to ask powerful, relevant and incisive questions is one of the most useful skills you can have. You can instantly engage people, provoke curiosity, find out what people already know and make your programmes more interactive. But what makes a ‘good’ question? Good questions are those that invite discussion and encourage exploration. Poor questions can cut a

Using Thinking Routines to Formulate Better Questions

Questioning is THE skill to master when you want to create engaging discussions & dialogue around art and objects. Questions help us learn, avoid misunderstandings, gauge prior knowledge, manage, coach and build relationships. It's a big subject and there's lots to cover. I have previously talked about how to ask brilliant questions that get results and 9 mistakes to