Teachers Information--  Best Practices Aligned with Bloom's New Taxonomy (here)

Why should we use this method?  Students learn and practice the following academic skills as part of a process

(in order to practice thinking beyond merely having a non academic strong opinion)--

 

Part I

How students take a que:

importance of understanding
use of the graphic
participation
note-taking

 

What students do:

ask a critical question
note and explain key words
search for supporting questions and answers with counter arguments
work out the main idea answer
explore the main idea within a related
area
relate the idea to today’s world

 

How students review and reflect:

content (facts, concepts, main
idea, relationships, etc.) and review process (how did we use the
Question Exploration Routine? How did it
help us? Etc.)

 

Step 1 -- What is the Critical Question and Counter Question?  

Question Exploration Routine and Bloom’s New Taxonomy:  before we can understand a concept we must remember it.

Essential / Critical Question Counter Question

Step 2 -- What are the Key Terms and evidence based explanations?

Question Exploration Routine and Bloom’s New Taxonomy:  before we can conceptualize we must understand it

Key Terms Definitions

Step 3 -- What are three Supporting Questions and Counter Questions?    

Question Exploration Routine and Bloom’s New Taxonomy:  before we can apply it we must question it.

Supporting Questions Counter Question

Step 4 -- What is evidence for the answers to the Supporting and Counter Questions?  

Question Exploration Routine and Bloom’s New Taxonomy:  before we can evaluate its impact we must have analyzed it.

Supporting EVIDENCE Counter EVIDENCE

Step 5 -- What is the Essential / Critical Answer and the Counter Argument Answer?   These are not the same. 

Question Exploration Routine and Bloom’s New Taxonomy:  before we can evaluate its impact we must have analyzed it.

Essential / Critical Answer Counter Argument Answer

Step 6 -- How can we connect the Main Ideas to the world?   

Question Exploration Routine and Bloom’s New Taxonomy:  before we can create and synthesize we must have remembered, understood, applied, and analyzed it.

Essential / Critical Question Paragraph Counter Question Paragraph

Step 7 -- Is there a real-world use for someone knowing the answers?

Question Exploration Routine and Bloom’s New Taxonomy:  before we can evaluate we must have remembered, understood, applied, analyzed, evaluated and created meaning.

Essential / Critical Question Connection Counter Question Connection