Bloom’s Taxonomy is something that I have looked at on the blog before.
Earlier this week I came across this graphical representation.
Other Posts on Bloom’s can be found: http://geyre.co.uk/?tag=blooms-taxonomy
I have blogged before about Blooms Taxonomy. Below is a list of questions for the classroom based on each level of the taxonomy. Word Document Version
- Can you identify ….?
- Can you remember who, what, when, why, how …?
- Can you picture ….?
- Who or what were the main …?
- Can you select ….?
- Can you find the word for …?
- Can you recall…?
- How would you explain …/describe…/show…?
- When/why/how did….?
- Which statements/words/support/justify…?
- How would you compare/contrast…?
- How would you summarise…?
- What facts or ideas or words show …?
- How could you say this in your own words?
- Which is the best answer? And why?
- Can you explain what is happening? (and why?)
- Can you explain what it means by …?
- What do you predict will happen when/if…?
- How would you show your understanding of …?
- How would you solve/find/develop … using what you have learnt?
- Can you explain what is happening?
- How would you apply what you’ve learned, to develop …?
- What would happen if…?
- How would you use…?
- What facts would you select to show…?
- What examples can you find to…?
- How is …. an example of…..?
- Can you work out what the structure of … is/would be?
- What evidence can you find to …?
- Can you sort out the important information from the irrelevant?
- What is the function of …?
- What patterns can you see in …?
- What is the relationship between …?
- What are the parts/features of …?
- What is the theme of ….?
- How could you show the differences/similarities?
- How would you group/sort/classify/categorise…?
- What conclusions can you make?
- How would you prioritise…?
- Based on what you know, how would you explain..?
- Would it be better if …?
- What is your opinion of …?
- What would you say is the importance of …?
- How would you rate/evaluate the….?
- How would you improve…?
- What information would you use to support the view…?
- Give arguments for and against …?
- What would you recommend?
- How would you improve …?
- Suppose you could …. what would you do?
- Can you say more about the reason…?
- Can you formulate (come up with) a theory for …?
- How would you adapt … to create a different…?
- Can you predict the outcome if …?
- What is the relationship between…?
- How would you justify / test …?
- Could you design/invent a new way to …?
- Can you suggest an alternative/better way to….?
Image at the top of this post taken from: http://langwitches.org/blog/2011/08/21/blooms-taxonomy-and-ipad-apps/
Bloom’s Taxonomy is a useful tool to use when thinking about questioning techniques used when teaching. This is often presented in the form of a ladder.
The image below takes this a step futher and considers the different elements of Bloom’s Taxonomy and links them to different teaching activities. This is a useful tool because not only does it instantly provide an easily accessible list of teaching activities to choose from when planning a lesson, but also classifies those activities. This would mean that to ensure a balanced range of tasks in a unit of work tasks could be selected from different segments of the wheel.
(Thanks to Russle Tarr who orignally posted a link to the image on Twitter)