At the Right Question Institute, we build people’s ability to ask better questions and participate in decisions that affect them. When people of all ages learn to ask the right questions, it leads to feeling a new sense of agency, confidence, and power.
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The Question Formulation Technique, created by the Right Question Institute, is a simple yet powerful strategy to teach students how to formulate their own questions.
Learn how asking questions and partnering in the decision making process can fundamentally change how individuals participate in democracy.
The Right Question Institute works to build a vibrant democracy where all people — even those furthest from power — can make their voices heard, participate in decisions, and advocate for themselves, their families, and their communities. RQI’s practical methods for teaching people to ask their own questions sharpens their ability to:
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