What can we learn from the questions Barb the apprentice created from her first reading assignment? I am not interested in the answers to her questions, but rather the power and value of the questions themselves. Let’s look at some of them.
- What information would you find on an English birth registration? This is a fairly straight forward factual question. It could be changed to a multiple choice question, or even a multiple choice error recognition question. Can you create one?
- Why is it important to know geographic locations of your answers? This is an open -ended question that may need a sentence or two to explain. it is similar in effect as
- What type of errors might you find on civil registration certificates? However, both can be re-written as multiple choice questions. Can you create one.
What I hoped to see from the apprentice were a few more questions like
- If you have the birth registration of a child, how would you go about finding the marriage registration of the parents?
Here the learner must review a process. The Evaluator can spot learners needs from this, and yet its flexible enough to encourage creativity. Can you write a similar question?