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ERIC Number: ED214143
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul-17
Pages: 10
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Reference Count: 0
Classroom Questioning Techniques: The T.V. Taxonomy of Questions.
Kahn, Michael
The T.V. Taxonomy of Questions was developed for use by teachers who wish to stimulate their students' critical thinking skills, but who find the terminology of existing skill taxonomies both confusing and elusive. This taxonomy consists of six levels of questions. Each level is given the name of a television program reflecting how the student thinks and is accompanied with a list of the subskills or cognitive processes used at that level. The six levels, ranging from low to high levels of cognitive stimulation, are as follows: (1) "My Mother the Car," types of questions that require students to think on a literal level; (2) "The 11:00 News," questions that require students to reorganize known material and put it into their own words; (3) "In Search Of," questions that require students to speculate on possible conclusions based on educated guesses; (4) "Columbo," questions that ask students to weigh information and draw conclusions about its validity; (5) "The French Chef," questions requiring students to apply and transfer information from one situation to another; and (6) "The Super Bowl," questions that require students to be involved in the answers. (FL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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