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Discuss how using a variety of questioning strategies benefits class discussion. How do students expand their own thinking when they hear the thinking and reasoning of others? Does this promote higher levels of thinking?Questioning strategies are used by teachers for a variety of purposes. When teachers use questioning strategies while teaching it helps to increase student participation and encourage active learning. Questions help to actively involve students, increase motivation, evaluate preparation, develop critical thinking skills, assess achievement and stimulate independent learning. By encouraging students to form their own questions they will gain increased curiosity,ownership of learning and greater comprehension. Questioning strategies also help students to build on prior knowledge. Questions can also lead to further learning. By incorporating various questioning strategies students are able to gain multiple perspectives to the materials being presented.