Suzanne MacKenzie

Primary Teacher

Corpus Christi Primary School

  • Bloom's Taxonomy

What is the impact of the use of Bloom’s Taxonomy when questioning pupils?


As a teacher, I have a responsibility to ensure that the children in my class learn in a safe, secure and stimulating environment. I also have to ensure that all children in my class are appropriately supported and challenged (Scottish Government, 2008). Critical thinking skills are essential in the 21st century, and as the Scottish Government (2011) have identified it is vitally important to develop these within the classroom. I use Bloom’s Taxonomy hierarchy (appendix 1) to inform my planning, and for the purpose of this enquiry I have decided to take a more targeted approach in the implementation of it within my lessons.


The aim of this enquiry was to determine the extent in which children’s comprehension and critical thinking skills were developed by using Bloom’s Taxonomy to inform my questioning and comprehension tasks.


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