The WONDER phase of the inquiry process involves formulating a line of inquiry out of your initial discoveries. However, questioning continues throughout the inquiry process, thereby deserving its title...inquiry!
Question Levels via Kelsey Barker , teacher-librarian.
THE QUESTION FORMULATION TECHNIQUE
Developed by Luz Santana and Dan Rothstein, the Question Formulation Technique was created to foster student questioning. This QFT was developed as a collaborative process, because students' questions are ignited by other students' questions. However, it can be also be used effectively for independent inquiry projects. Students may work independently, followed by pair or group sharing throughout the process.
Developing Need to Know Questions
Once you've determined your hypothesis or Inquiry question, you'll need to produce need to know or investigate questions. These are the questions which you will investigate, because they provide information which you will use to support your hypothesis or Inquiry question. You may want to organize your questions utilizing a mind mapping tool. (See Productivity Tools). Place your Hypothesis or Primary Research Question in the center of the web and as you add your need to know questions, you'll begin seeing how they're connected, categories, sub-questions etc.
Questioning Through Disciplinary Lenses
Questioning Through Conceptual Lenses
Form: What is it like?
Function: How does it work?
Causation: Why is it like it is?
Change: How is it changing?
Connection: How is it connected to other things?
Perspective: What are the points of view?
Responsibility: What is our responsibility?
Reflection: How do we know?
Questioning throughout the Research process
How Library Stuff Works: Research as Inquiry via McMaster (University) Libraries