Teachers' notes - Do my questions encourage higher thinking?

The checklist can be completed by the teacher alone or in discussion (perhaps after a lesson observation). Think of the different questions asked, either as spoken questions or in the form of tasks or instructions.

All the questions on the checklist are higher-order questions, so the more ticks, the more often higher-order questions are being asked.

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Do my questions encourage higher-order thinking?
Rationale For most students, talking about the subject is an essential element of
effective learning. This means that the use and development of
vocabulary is a powerful tool for empowering students. As language
develops, so does the ability to understand and undertake more complex
tasks. Smith (1998) suggests that students move through a hierarchy of
learning which can be characterised as knowledge, comprehension,
application, analysis, evaluation and synthesis. At each stage of the
hierarchy the language used and the level of thinking required becomes
more complex. To support the upper levels of this hierarchy, teachers
need to use questions which are of a higher order than those used lower
down the hierarchy.
How to use The checklist can be completed by the teacher alone or in discussion
(perhaps after a lesson observation). Think of the different questions
asked, either as spoken questions or in the form of tasks or instructions.
All the questions on the checklist are higher-order questions, so the more
ticks, the more often higher-order questions are being asked.
Some questions in the checklist are taken from Heacox (2002).
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Do my questions encourage higher-order thinking?
Do I use the following kinds of questions? ?
Clarification questions
What is meant by......................................................................................... ?
What are the big ideas in ............................................................................. ?
How does ............................... relate to ....................................................... ?
What is the main problem with..................................................................... ?
Can you explain...........................................................................................…read more

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