Lesson Plan: Workshopping Our Questions


This Workshopping Our Questions Lesson Plan [PDF] helps interpretive trainees examine the qualities of good dialogic, ORACLE questions, using sample questions they develop themselves.

This lesson plan was developed for the Forging Connections Through Audience Centered Experiences classroom training. You can use or adapt it for seasonal training or other park interpretive training and it will be useful at all developmental levels.


At the end of the session students should be able to:

  • Write dialogic questions for which the only right answer comes from the lived
    experience of their audience (ORACLE)
  • Identify which questions are didactic, not dialogic
  • Identify questions that are generative and enriching

Looking For More on Audience Centered Experiences?

Audience Centered Experience Button - Two Pictogram Visitors talking to a pictogram rangerYou can find much more self-guided learning and all of the materials for making yourself an ACE in the Audience Centered Experience Interpretation workbook.

Interpretive Leadership button - a pictogram ranger leading a group of other rangers higherYou can find links to seasonal lesson plans which support this emerging skill set in the Audience Centered Experience Trainers’ Guide.

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