Thought Provoking Questioning … Bloom’s Hierarchy
The Taxonomy of Dr. Benjamin Bloom (1956) is the framework used to develop questions that progress from concrete to abstract levels of thinking. The following is the hierarchy:
Remembering - Identifying and recalling information
Who, what, when, where, how, describe, list
Understanding - Organizing and selecting facts and ideas
Retell (in your own words)
What is the main idea of _____
Applying - Using facts, rules, principles
How is _____ an example of _____
How is _____ related to _____
Analyzing - Separating a whole into component parts
What are the parts of features of _____
Classify _____ according to _____
How does _____compare/contrast with _____
What evidence can you present for _____
Evaluating - Developing opinions, judgments or decisions
Do you agree or disagree and why
What do you think about _____
What is the most important____ and why
Prioritize _____ according to _____
How would you decide about _____
What criteria would you use to assess _____
Creating - Combining ideas to form a new whole
What would you predict/infer from _____
How would you create/design a new _____
What might happen if you combined _____ with _____
What solutions would you suggest for _____
What if _____
What could I substitute for _____
How could I adapt?
How could I modify?
How could I put to other uses?
What if I eliminated a part?
What if I reversed or rearranged?
Bloom’s Taxonomy of Cognitive Objectives, Assessble Verbs