"What assumptions about this issue underlie our thinking?"

"How do, or how could, these assumptions affect our ability to address this issue?"

Clarifying assumptions can make explicit what are often taken-for-granted, or tacit assumptions among group members. This process can in turn enable participants to clarify values and challenge commonly held beliefs.

See Making Questions Work, Chapter 7, "Questions for Addressing Issues", p 186.

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