The Right Question Institute, with Andrew Minigan

Picture this: slips of paper are strewn across my desk. Literally dozens of chopped up index cards, with one question hastily scrawled on each of them.

I survey my handiwork with a good deal of satisfaction and begin to sift and sort the slips.  I group the ones that are similar, notice the ones that seem most meaty, think of what I may have overlooked.

Some favorites emerge, the ones I really want to ask….

The Right Question Institute has pioneered an elegant and deceptively simple way to generate more and better questions, no matter who you are or what your circumstances. Andrew Minigan, PhD, Director of Strategy for RQI’s Education Program, joins me to explain.

Listen to Choose to be Curious #80: The Right Question Institute, with Andrew Minigan

With their Question Formulation Technique (QFT), The Right Question Institute helps teachers, parents seeking services for their families, citizens wanting to understand democracy better — anyone, really — be more empowered and effective in the world around them.

For this week’s Curiosity to Go segment, it wasn’t a far stretch to the conversation I had with fellow WERA producer Andrea Cambron, host of Enligthen Me about teaching our own children to be good questioners…

Listen to Curiosity to Go, Ep. 53: Raising Questions

So, as you go into your day, how might you think in questions?

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Check out The Right Question Institute.  RQI wrote up a nice summary of the conversation with Andrew, here

Theme music by Sean Balick.   Check out Sean’s new album “From the Pines” .

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How might I think in questions?

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