Costa’s Levels of Learning

Level 1

Introduction of Knowledge

Remember and Understanding what a person learns

Skills Demonstrated:

Tell, Investigate, List, Define, Listen, Locate, Label, Recognize, Draw, State, Discover, Name, Write, Memorize, Recite, Restate, Summarize, Outline, Confirm, Match, Defend, Distinguish, Paraphrase, Compare, Interpret, Transform, Predict, Relate, Illustrate, Extend, Infer, Express, Generalize, Change, and Explain

Knowledge Questions

Comprehension Questions

What is …? How can you classify the type of … ?
Where is … ? How can you compare … ?
How is … ? Will you state or interpret in your own words … ?
When did ___ happen? Can you rephrase the meaning … ?
How can you show … ? What facts or ideas show..?
Can you select … ? What is the main idea of..?
How can you explain … ? Which statements support.
Who was…? Explain what is happening…
Which one…? What is meant by…?
Why did … ? What can you say about…?
Can you recall…? How can you summarize…?
Which is the best answer?

Level 2

Practice Knowledge Learned

Analyzing and Applying what a person learns

Skills Demonstrated:

Use, Produce, Alter, Apply, Make, Dramatize, Draw, Change, Complete, Report, Model, Sketch, Classify, Solve, Construct, Choose, Collect, Show, Prepare, Analyze, Classify, Examine, Separate, Distinguish, Categorize, Investigate, Contrast, Subdivide, Select, Differentiate, Explain, Take apart, Survey, and Infer

Application Questions

Analysis Questions

How can you use…? Classify the parts of features of…?
What examples can you find to … ? How is — related to —?
Can you solve _______ using what you have learned … ? Why do you think…?
Can you show understanding of … ? What motive is there…?
What approach can you use to … ? Can you list the parts of …?
Apply your learning to develop.. .? What guesses can you make about…?
What other way can you plan to…? How can you classify…?
What can result if…? How can you categorize…?
Can you make use of the facts to…? Can you identify the different parts of…?
What elements can you choose to change…? What evidence can you find…?
What facts can you select to show…? What is the relationship between…?
Which is the best answer?
What is the relationship between…?
What is the function of…?
What ideas justify…?
Can you make a distinction between…?

Level 3

Demonstrates mastery of Knowledge learned

Creating and Evaluating what a person learns

Skills Demonstrated:

Hypothesize, Combine, What if, Produce, Modify, Invent, Substitute, Organize, Propose, Plan, Design, Develop, Imagine, Add to, Rearrange, Predict, Improve, Recommend, Critique, Assess, Debate, Rate, Consider, and Argue

Synthesis Questions

Evaluation Questions

Can you make changes to solve…? Do you agree with the actions…? With the outcomes…?
How can you improve…? What is your opinion of…?
What could happen if…? How can you prove/disprove…?
Can you propose an alternate…? Can you assess the value or importance of…?
Can you tell more on the reason…? Can it be better if…?
Could you invent a…? Why did the character choose…?
How can you adapt___ to create a different ___? What can you recommend…?
What can be done to minimize/maximize…? How can you rate the…?
What way could you design…? What can you cite to defend the actions of…?
What can you combine to improve/change…? How could you determine…?
What facts can you select…? What choice could you have made…?
Suppose you can ___ what can you do to…? How can you prioritize…?
How can you test…? What information can you use to support the view of…?
Can you formulate a theory for…? What is the function of…?
Can you predict the outcome of…? What ideas justify…?
How can you estimate the results for…? What data was used to make that conclusion?
Construct a model that changes…? Why was it better than…?

 

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