From the Art Museum Teaching blog: “Recently, the use of questions in art museum teaching has been questioned. In their book, Teaching in the Art Museum: Interpretation as Experience, Rika Burnham and Elliot Kai-Kee wonder ‘why we ask questions at all.’ They have observed too many instances of questions that merely stand in for the delivery of facts, questions that limit viewers’ responses, or questions aimed only at ‘getting the students to talk.'”
‘Even so-called open-ended questions always define a finite horizon of response that limits the range of answers that will make sense to both questioner and respondent’ (100).
Are they right?”
Delamatre, Jackie. “Questioning the Questioning of Questions.” Art Museum Teaching. 23 Jan. 2015.