Do you know all the question stems for each level of Bloom’s Taxonomy? This is your resource if you’re teaching in the class or online!
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Bloom’s Taxonomy question stems is a tool for educators that will help them create and scaffold questions to meet the needs of their learners. Knowing where to start when setting a question for your students can be challenging, but you’ll have all the tools necessary with this resource!
Bloom’s taxonomy is a multi-layered model for encouraging learning by progressing through six levels of increasing complexity. Bloom’s taxonomy encourages learners to engage with knowledge at a deeper and more interactive level, working with what they are learning in the real-world sense rather than passively taking information on board.
Bloom’s Taxonomy questions
An ideal way for a teacher to engage students is to plan questions that can be used in class discussions or as written assignments. Bloom’s Taxonomy provides a framework for structuring these questions from lower- to higher-order thinking. The use of questions in the classroom works best if they follow these guidelines:
- The questions are planned and closely linked to the objectives of the lesson
- A climate for open discussion is generated in the classroom, i.e. there are no stupid answers
- Questioning follows the teaching of content or skills
- Closed questions are used to check understanding and recall; open questions are used to generate discussion and debate
- Questions are planned to increase through the cognitive levels from lower-order thinking to higher-order thinking
A valuable tool for teachers to use to generate questions is question stems. Question stems are used to generate questions that respond to each level in the taxonomy. Below is a comprehensive list of question stems for all levels that teachers in the class can use.