02 Sep The role of teacher instructional support for gifted students’ motivation and engagement: higher order questioning
The role of teacher instructional support for gifted students’ motivation and engagement: higher order questioning
Paper presentation134Sabine Sypré, KU Leuven, Belgium
OceaniaFri 14:00 - 15:00
Higher level questioning is an instructional method often recommended to stimulate and challenge gifted students. Bloom's taxonomy can be used to help teachers improve their ability to ask effective questions. However, professional development in this area is needed. We developed an intervention based on Bloom's taxonomy, consisting of a 2-hour training in which teachers learn how to integrate higher level questioning into regular lessons, for use in any content area. We explored whether this intervention effectively leads to higher motivation and engagement of students, and among cognitively gifted students in particular.