|BLOOM’S TAXONOMY AND THE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF QUESTIONS|
THE TAXONOMY OF BLOOM
As teachers and as people part of the world, we ask questions to our learners and people everyday. Not all questions are on the same level. Some questions are easy to answer where other questions may require a great deal of thinking.
Bloom (1956) has provided us with his taxonomy to assist us to compose questions on different levels of thinking. This taxonomy ranges from lower to higher levels of cognitive thinking. These levels are (I will shortly provide more detail of each level):
EXAMPLES OF QUESTIONS IN THE TAXONOMY
Dalton and Smith (1986) provide us with the following examples:
 Dalton, J. & Smith, D., (1986). Extending Children’s Special Abilities: Strategies for primary classrooms (pp. 36-37).
Or available at: http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/researchskills/Dalton.htm