Hargie independent study task

To show the importance of questions in today’s society and how they can build up a conversation with another opponent. Also, to raise awareness about how many different types of questions there are but also broadening our knowledge and understanding of when to suitably use these in the right context and manner.

A couple of themes that are presented and are shown clearly in this chapter are

The importance of questions in society (T.V Shows, fashion etc), communication, social contexts

Hargie claims in this chapter that understanding the questions is more complex than what it seems to be. This is backed up by his statement saying (Hargie): “While at a surface level questioning seems to be a straightforward feature of communication, deeper analysis at functional, structural, and textural levels, reveals questioning to be a complex and multifaceted phenomenon.”

An argument presented in this chapter would be the claim that teachers should be trained and should have meaning behind the questions they are asking, and for the teachers to understand the question, so that this will make the children in front of them understand what they have been asked and to also broaden their learning of the world around us. Evidence to support this argument would be: (Saxton 2006:46), that states that if teachers want “students to think about what they are learning so that learning becomes part of their views of themselves and the world, you have to ask questions that will help them understand…and help them think about the meanings being made.”

I don’t agree with every part of the chapter, but there is not a particular part I disagree with in the overall chapter.

Correlation: a mutual relationship

Delineated: indicating the exact position of something

Prosodic: a study of a tune or a rhythm of speech.

References: Hargie, O. (2011) Skilled Interpersonal Communication: Research, Theory and Practice. 5th ed.London: Routledge.