The questions that drive learning come in many varieties. Some can be answered fairly quickly; others will take a long time and, in fact, may never be completely resolved. The broader questions in particular should be open-ended enough to be challenging while still being focused. The learning inheres not so much in the answers but in the process of figuring out how to ask the questions better—and how to track down the answers. As students investigate, they acquire information and come to understand important ideas more fully. The answers they devise may suggest new questions, and the learning spirals upward.
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