Students learn the importance of asking open-ended questions to build connection and friendship. They practise their questioning skills through games and discuss their observations to deepen their understanding.
- explore the power of open-ended questions to create and deepen friendships.
- summarise the difference between open and closed questions
- compose a variety of open-ended questions and recognise the benefits of using them
- use open-ended questions to deepen their connection to self and others.
Lesson guides and printables
- Critical thinking
- Social skills
General Capabilities - Personal and Social Capability – Years 7 and 8 – Social management:
- Demonstrate communication skills in a range of contexts, responding to the enablers of, and barriers to, effective verbal and non-verbal communication.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
Target 4.7: By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.
This lesson has been created in collaboration with LifeChanger Foundation to support teachers to deliver high-quality Health and Physical Education, as well as Social and Emotional Learning experiences.
LifeChanger’s facilitated programs and workshops aim to empower young people (Year 5-12) to live thriving, resilient lives. For more information, visit lifechanger.org.au.