Essential Questions EQ Guidebook
An “essential” question is a question that leads us to explore the background of a problem and choose from various plans, strategies, or possible courses of action to generate a complex applicable solution. A good essential question:
- inspires a quest for knowledge and discovery;
- encourages and develops critical thinking processes;
- leads students to engineer real-world solutions for real-world problems;
- is all about possibilities.
In this ebook, we use a practical experiment—we’ll be turning a non-essential question into an essential one. We’ll also give you some handy tips along the way about how to get the most out of your essential question writing.