by Kristie Burk, DASD Coordinator of Blended and Cyber Learning
Instead of asking the students to answer questions on a worksheet…
…ask them to create their own questions using the Bloom’s Taxonomy chart below. I like the chart because it actually shows the students the phrasing of the different questions.This assignment is better than a worksheet for a few reasons:
This assignment is better than a worksheet for a few reasons:
- Creating good questions requires just as much thought as answering them (as any teacher knows!).
- Using Bloom’s Taxonomy means that students will be asking and answering higher-order thinking questions.
- Students will know the material because they will be creating questions, answering questions, and “correcting” answers.
In four steps:
- Assign students a partner.
- Ask the students to create questions for their partners on a chapter/book/topic from Bloom’s Taxonomy. For example, you can ask them to create six questions, one of each type.
- Require the students to go back and answer their partner’s questions.
- Have the question writer provide feedback on the answers.
This assignment can easily be done in a Schoology discussion forum. If your students do not have a Schoology account, they can also create questions for each other through a shared Google Document.
Image attribution flickr enokson; 25 Question Stems Framed Around Bloom’s Taxonomy