Bloom's Taxonomy Applied to Teacher Questions and Directions

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Knowledge questions (description)
-Depend on rote memory and require students to recall or recognize information
Comprehension questions (description)
Ask students to interpret, compare, or explain what they have learned.
Application questions (description)
Ask students to use what they have learned to solve problems
Analysis questions (description)
Ask students to identify causes and motives as well as infer, deduce, or generalize.
Synthesis questions (description)
Ask students to think divergently, to solve problems, develop theories to explain events, or develop a set of coherent, interrelated ideas.
Evaluation questions (description)
Ask students to judge or appraise what they are perceiving.
Knowledge questions (questions)
"What is this called?"
"Who discovered it?"
"Where is it located?"
Comprehension questions (questions)
"Explain in your own words the meaning of..."
"How is it different from...?"
"What does the concept mean to you?"
Application questions (questions)
"According to our definition, which of the items would fit the condition?"
"Using the appropriate formula, find the missing value in each case."
Analysis questions (questions)
"What could have caused the situation?"
Synthesis questions (questions)
"What would an ideal situation be like?"
"What might have happened if...?"
Evaluation questions (questions)
"Which of the following would be more effective?"
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