Complexity Grid


see attached word document for grid.

This is a simplified version of Bloom’s Taxonomy for Reading. Blooms’s Taxonomy provides an important framework for the development of comprehension. It is a framework to develop higher order thinking. By providing a hierarchy of levels, the approach allows both adult and learner to develop their skills. Please use this link for the full information

A few ideas on how the complexity grid below can be used:

  • As an aide memoire to ensure a full range of questioning / comprehension levels is being targeted.
  • To monitor over time the improvement in confidence as the complexity of questions increases.
  • As an assessment tool for an individual of group (tick/initial the grid)
  • For a student to write / ask their own questions


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