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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  • Created on: 25-11-15 10:19

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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…

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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........................................................................................... ?
Checking assumptions…

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