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Caitlin Martin April 8, 2008 TLC II Professor Deutschbauer Higher Level Thinking Questions Teachers who ask higher level thinking questions promote learning because these types of questions require students to apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information instead of simply recalling facts. Higher order thinking involves Bloom’s Taxonomy and the different categories of questioning. These types of questions are knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Knowledge questions are the types of questions most used by teachers. The skills involved include observation and recall of information as well as major ideas and facts. Application and analysis questions involve the relationships between the information and the outside world. Teachers use these types of questions to get their students to think outside the box. This gets the students thinking more about how the information relates to their lives outside the classroom. In the math class that I am observing, many of the questions are strictly
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Unformatted text preview: knowledge questions. These questions allow the students to master the material presented to them. I noticed that almost all of the questions in the beginning of the lessons were knowledge based questions. It makes sense that a math class would utilize this category of Bloom’s Taxonomy before moving onto higher level questions. Martin 2 Once the students started to grasp the concept of the lesson, the teacher used application and analysis based questions. These types of questions allowed the students to go beyond the material and think about how he/she can use this information outside of the math class. Word problems especially help with these questions. If it is just straight problems, the students will be able to master the material and knowledge based questions but not understand the use for it. By using word problems, the students can immediately see the relationship between the two....
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