Sequence Information Sequence: Open Questions Template - 4Qs variation Description: NB: This sequence is a variation of the Open Questions Template, based on feedback from a member of the audience during a presentation during the CODE Symposium in Japan on 18th February 2010. It changes the final Notebook into a Q&A, so students can share their reflections with each other. The original version is available at
This sequence is designed for use with lectures or similar activities where students complete some open questions about a topic either during or before the lecture.
This template is designed to be edited to adapt it to a specific topic. Text highlighted in yellow in each activity provides advice on how to edit the template.
Keywords: Open questions, lectures, template
Run time: 5-10 minutes
Delivery Mode: Online
Outline of Activities:
Step 1: Welcome [Text page]
Introduction describing the seven steps of the sequence. No editing required by lecturer.
Step 2: Your Topic [Text page]
Brief introduction to the topic of the questions – written by lecturer.
Step 3: Initial Notebook [Private area to record student ideas – not seen by other students]
Asks student to record their initial ideas about the topic. This is to help activate student engagement with the topic prior to the open questions.
Step 4: Question 1 [Question & Answer tool – reepresents all student answers anonymously]
Asks student to answer a question written by the lecturer. The lecturer is encouraged to being with a general, open question to make it easy for students to start answering.
Step 5: Question 2 [Question & Answer tool – re-presents all student answers anonymously]
Asks student to answer a question written by the lecturer. The lecturer is encouraged to make the second question more specific about the topic.
Step 6: Question 3 [Question & Answer tool – reepresents all student answers anonymously]
Asks student to answer a question written by the lecturer. The lecturer is encouraged to make the third question either another specific question, or alternatively a negative statement about the topic that requires students to answer in a different way to the previous questions.
Step 7: Question 4 [Question & Answer tool – reepresents all student answers anonymously]
Asks student to record their final thoughts about the topic. This is to help students synthesise their ideas on the topic based on their own answers and those of other students. Answers are presented anonymously to all students to allow for further reflection.
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