Questioning is a major form of human thought and interpersonal communication. The thinker employs a series of questions to explore an issue, an idea or something intriguing. Questioning is the process of forming and wielding that series to develop answers and insight.

The term may have the following specific meanings.

  • Interrogation
  • Scepticism, a state of uncertainty or doubt, or of challenging a previously-held belief
  • Questioning (sexuality and gender) - a phase or period where an individual re-assesses their sexual orientation/identity and/or gender identity
  • Questioning plays a central role in Narrative Therapy

Other articles related to "questioning":

Reciprocal Teaching Strategies - Questioning
... When using the questioning strategy, readers monitor and assess their own understanding of the text by asking themselves questions ... of one's own internal thought process is termed "metacognition." Questioning involves the identification of information, themes, and ideas that are central and important enough ... Questioning provides a context for exploring the text more deeply and assuring the construction of meaning (Doolittle, Hicks, Triplett, Nichols, Young, 2006) ...
Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 - Post-charge Questioning
... One of them was the introduction of questioning after charge under ss ... Such questioning was already exceptionally allowed under PACE Code C para.16 in order to prevent or minimise harm or loss to some other person, or the public to clear up an ... But post-charge questioning rarely happens in practice ...
Socratic Questioning
... Socratic questioning is disciplined questioning that can be used to pursue thought in many directions and for many purposes, including to explore ... The key to distinguishing Socratic questioning from questioning per se is that Socratic questioning is systematic, disciplined, and deep, and usually focuses on fundamental ... Socratic questioning is referred to in teaching, and has gained currency as a concept in education particularly in the past two decades ...
Dennis Matthies
... These include Precision Questioning (which was initially taught in the Stanford Philosophy Department), Self Coaching, Mental Ecology, Think on Your Feet, and Concept Busting ... Through broadcasts on the Stanford Instructional Television Network, Precision Questioning and Self Coaching acquired a following in Silicon Valley ... Different versions of Precision Questioning have been taught in universities inside and outside the United States ...

Famous quotes containing the word questioning:

    The essence of morality is a questioning about morality; and the decisive move of human life is to use ceaselessly all light to look for the origin of the opposition between good and evil.
    Georges Bataille (1897–1962)

    As long as male behavior is taken to be the norm, there can be no serious questioning of male traits and behavior. A norm is by definition a standard for judging; it is not itself subject to judgment.
    Myriam Miedzian, U.S. author. Boys Will Be Boys, ch. 1 (1991)

    We are not questioning your authority, sir, but if manners prevent our speaking the truth, we will be without manners.
    Philip Dunne (1908–1992)