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ERIC Number: EJ854288
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0126-7663
The Application of Question Levels in the Teaching of Year One Primary School Students
Sulaiman, Tajularipin; Noordin, Nooreen
Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, v28 n2 p117-140 2005
The purpose of this research was to examine the extent to which teachers use question levels in the teaching of investigation skills. Six question levels based on Bloom's Taxonomy (1956) were examined in this study which included knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, evaluation and affective as well (Ghazali Mustapha, 1998). The sample used was selected from three teachers who each taught Year 1, 2 and 3 classes in a primary school. Three methods of data collection for a case study were used which included observation, interviews and documentation as evidences. Data obtained from the three methods were analysed to conclude the findings of the study. Findings from the study indicated that while teaching investigation skills, teachers often utilize knowledge question levels followed by analysis and comprehension question levels. Questions from the other levels are seldom used in the teaching activities conducted. According to the teacher, the use of the questions enabled students to perform investigation-based activities and to understand the lesson effectively. In addition, the use of questions stimulated students' thinking skills and encouraged active discussions among members in a group work activity. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia