Question sense, inquiry, and inventiveness

Melvin Bernard Freestone, Khalid Khan, Jon Mason

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This article is a synthesis of possibility. A view of how question sense might generate inquiry and inventiveness across the gamut of human experience is presented. Dialogue between curiosity and questions spawns sense-making processes through which we can perceive and construct connections that have value. The application of a layered set of question frames energizes the construction of curious-concatenates that are precarious and continually networked across the template of human consciousness. They are created through intention and perceived value, and thereby, reflect underlying motivations in the life world, as distinct from psychological maturation. Ways in which curious-concatenates change and transform to make order out of disorder are discussed. The whole is synthesised into a two-phase iterative model for the generation and enactment of inventiveness, with a question-led process at the center. The implications for curriculum design and development and pedagogy are profound.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23 - 41
Number of pages19
Issue number1
Early online date1 Mar 2023
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2024

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