WCES 2012, Barcelona, Barselona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012
Reading is a complex cognitive process in which symbols are perceived through senses and interpreted. By using a set of strategies in pre-reading, during-reading and post-reading, individuals can achieve an effective reading process. To maintain the knowledge after the reading, post-reading strategies such as summarizing, answering comprehension questions about the text, combining and evaluating should be used. Questioning is one of the activities improving individuals' comprehension and high-level cognitive processes in during-reading and post-reading. Questions asked after the reading are important since it facilitates comprehension by enabling the readers to synthesize new knowledge with the pre-existed one, enrich their imagination, and improve their creativity. The aim of this study is to identify Turkish language teacher candidates' level of questioning skills in while-reading and post-reading strategies.