Mhairi Duncan

Primary Teacher

St John Paul II Primary School

What happens when I introduce Bloom’s Taxonomy questioning to my class?


Bloom’s Taxonomy was created by Benjamin Bloom in 1956 and is used regularly in classrooms today. This taxonomy is split into six different categories: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation (Armstrong, online). Evidence suggests that Bloom’s Taxonomy results in many benefits for both the teacher and pupil (Noble, 2004). As a probationer teacher I was interested in this taxonomy due to the progression it offered and carried out an enquiry to investigate the effect Bloom’s Taxonomy can have within a classroom.


 The aim of this enquiry was to introduce and use Bloom’s Taxonomy within my class during their topic lessons and record the impact it had on a focus group of mixed ability pupils.


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