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Knowledge Thinking

Knowledge is one of seven basic categories of thinking in the higher order thinking skills ( Sections below cover definition, key action words, and examples of trigger questions.

Knowledge Thinking

Definition of Knowledge. (in Bloom's taxonomy: knowledge)

Most tasks require that learners recognize or remember key facts, definitions, concepts, rules, and principles. Knowledge questions require students to repeat verbatim or to paraphrase given information. To know information, students need most often to rehearse or practice it, and then to associate it with other, related concepts. The Bloom taxonomy levels of knowledge and comprehension are subsumed here, since verbatim repetition and translation into the student's own words represent acceptable evidence of learning and understanding.


Use these key action words in the work of knowing.

define, repeat , identify, what, label, when, list, who, name


 List the names of the main characters in the story.


Other General Examples of Knowledge Trigger Questions.

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