Learning by Questions

Headquartered in the UK, Learning by Questions is founded by Tony Cann who also founded Promethean.

Learning by Questions improves education with a pedagogy based on timely feedback and intervention. Our Question Sets result in better learning when used in class for just ten minutes a day.

Students answer questions at their own pace. Wrong answers are always followed by instant feedback. This is constructive in nature and formulated to develop understanding and guide learning. When they answer correctly, students are moved to more challenging questions.

Teachers get immediate insight into where they need to intervene, and feedback and intervention happen in the moment when the impact on learning and progress is greatest.

Marking is automatic and student data is automatically displayed and saved for the teacher. 

Education in the Digital era

Tony Cann on the future of classrooms.

Independent Evidence - this approach is very effective

It is evident that providing frequent formative feedback can have a substantial impact on learning. Evidence from teachers across a number of studies has been overwhelmingly positive.

A recent independent study conducted by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) looking into the effects of feedback across more than 100 classrooms over a two year period has now concluded. Student progress will be compared with a control group who did not receive instant feedback during lessons. Early findings are very encouraging and the results will be published in 2017.

Another groundbreaking study by the Institute for Effective Education (IEE) from the University of York produced dramatic findings. It looked into the teaching of grammar in 59 primary schools and found that over a school year, students made 3 to 4 months of additional progress when given immediate feedback – the approach provides particular support for middle and lower ability students.

This study followed on from the encouraging 2011 IEE pilot study into self-paced learning with feedback in primary mathematics.

Further Information

More information is available at www.learningbyquestions.org

Contact

Web: www.learningbyquestions.org
Email: info@lbq.org