21A. You would generally use a direct
question to spot-check the
effectiveness of your instruction, to stimulate students' thinking and
interest, or to get a student to contribute his experience as it
pertains to the subject. Why would you use a direct question?
54A. To get a full presentation of facts and ideas from the group, you need
to stimulate and direct the discussion.
Questioning is a good way of
getting ideas and facts from the group. Plan how and when you want to
ask your questions. Questions are important to your discussion outline;
for instance, during a discussion of innovations of World War I, the
group has already discussed the machine gun, barbed wire, the
flamethrower, and the tank. At this point you might ask the question,
"Has anyone given any thought to the influence of heavy-artillery
bombardment on the development of trench warfare?"
What's your purpose in asking the above question?