The Questioning Approach is a new approach to learning
English which combines the clarity of traditional structured approaches with
the empathy of more modern humanistic ones.
In the Questioning Approach the word "teach" is
never used. Teachers do not "teach"; children "learn".
Lessons are planned by the teacher and the children
are led towards
pre-determined targets, so in a sense the teacher does have
However, the crucial factor is how the children feel about this. In
Questioning Approach rationally much initiative remains in the hands of
teacher, but the aim is for each child to feel that she is learning for
content-based teaching approaches: teachers see most new
textbooks including more 'content', instead of just functions and
situations, helping students learn how to learn.