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Types of Questions for Discussion

How do you ask a question to elicit the level of thinking/learning that you want?

Well-defined questions and their appropriate use not only help students understand content on a basic level but also can guide them in elaborative and critical thinking about content. Varied types of questions can help create the appropriate learning environment for your students.

Questions can:

  • Extract factual knowledge
  • Query a student's comprehension
  • Ask a learner to apply his/her knowledge and comprehension
  • Ask the learner to analyze information
  • Challenge the student to synthesize information
  • Have the learner evaluate and make judgements

You'll notice that these types of questions relate directly to Bloom's
Taxomony of Educational Objectives, Cognitive Domain
.

Use the links in the menu to learn how to compose these types of questions.