[by Phil Heath]
The idea of a hinge question was first put forward by educational researcher Dylan Williams. Put briefly, the question acts as your in-lesson assessment. It tells you whether the class is ready to move on to the next idea/construct or whether you need to re-visit the material that you have just covered.
A good hinge question is:
Based on the important concept that you have been trying to teach (I suppose it doesn’t have to be an important concept but that does sound better).
Usually a closed, multiple choice type question. You need a question that the students can answer…
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