Capstone/Dissertation Title

How a curriculum framework for higher order thinking questioning can be used to deepen primary students' learning

Term

2014

Capstone

Thesis

Degree Name

MALED

Abstract

The research question addressed in this project was, How can a curriculum framework for higher order thinking questioning be used to deepen primary students' learning? The reasoning behind this capstone was the struggle in creating and using higher order thinking questions for the classroom. This capstone discusses lower level and higher order thinking skills in the classroom and the importance of higher order thinking skills. Furthermore, it states there is frequently seen imbalance between lower level and higher order thinking in classrooms. Also, it details the usage of questioning in the classroom and the need for higher order questions. The author develops a curriculum framework with questions to be asked during twelve stories from the Wonders curriculum. The framework consists of questions that require different levels of thinking according to Bloom's taxonomy.

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