Curiosity, a natural activity of an intelligent mind, is peaked when presented with thought-provoking questions – questions that make the listener think. When we’re open to queries and view interrogatives, no matter how challenging they may, as an opportunity to explore a new area and learn something we didn’t know, we serve the process of growth and development.
Learners tend to have improved recall when they do the work required to solve problems and find answers. This fact makes good questions powerful developmental tools.
Whenever you’re engaged in supporting another’s development, instead of telling them what to do, how to think, or what the answer is or should be, ask them good questions – questions that get them actively engaged in seeking solutions.