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Redesigning instruction to equip students to ask better questions must itself start with good questions. What can we do to encourage genuine curiosity? What classroom activities could provide students with experience in framing questions? What do students already know, and how can we give them permission to bring themselves into the process of making meaning as a social act? How can we talk about the ethics of good inquiry? How may assumptions students have absorbed through schooling that inhibit their creativity and curiosity be overcome? How can we address students’ anxieties and insecurities as we connect this scaffolding for inquiry not just for college, but in the world?