Course offering - Using Questions for Better Learning

This is a new course available for participants in February 2020.

Course Summary:

Using questions in our classrooms can lead to significant improvement in student learning and retention and also help students develop a biblical lens for learning and life. Why should I use questions in teaching? Which types of questions are most effective? How do questions promote a biblical approach to learning? How do I engage my students in a quality process of asking good questions? This course provides a platform for questioning our motivation in using questions, investigating resources to improve our use of questions, connecting our use of questions to clear curricular objectives, and applying what we learn through new instructional strategies.

Course Title: "Using Questions for Better Learning"teaching small

Course Format: online course at:

Course Language: English

Length of Course: 4 weeks (3-4 hours/week)

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This course is available to anyone interested in understanding the potential for using good questions in the learning process. You do not need to be a member of ACSI or even be currently teaching. We require a minimum of 10 participants to begin the course. Please contact us for more details or questions. 

Participation requirements and costs:

  • Time frame and requirements: 3-4 hours per week for 4 weeks (for fluent English speakers) which equals 12 class hours of instruction (2 Continuing Education Units)
  • Course fee: This depends on your ACSI membership status and region. Please see the price chart. Remember that ACSI member schools in Europe receive 2 complimentary 4-week courses each year.
  • The course fee includes digital versions of the reading materials and a digital certificate of completion.
  • If you have never taken an online class before or are new to Christian education, we recommend that you first complete our pilot course, The Mission of the Christian School.
  • You can view more details in the course syllabus (link below).


Course Objectives: Participants will…

  1. Identify the benefits of using good questions in the teaching environment
  2. Explore biblical foundations for the use of questions and their role in Jesus' teachings
  3. Understand the connections between questions and critical thinking skills
  4. Implement different questioning strategies for use in their subject area
  5. Develop a lesson or unit plan to improve the questioning skills of their students