Question Matrix

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

Think outside the boxWhat is it?

The Question matrix is a graphic organiser on which question headings are captured. Students can use the matrix to target their questions or the teacher can use questions on the matrix to direct students thinking.

What aspects of learning are being supported?

  1. Bloom’s Taxonomy: remembering, understanding, applying, analysing, evaluating, creating
  2. QT – Intellectual Quality: Deep Knowledge, Deep Understanding, Higher-Order Thinking, Metalanguage, Substantive Communication
  3. QT – Quality Learning Environment: Explicit Quality Criteria, Engagement, High Expectations, Social Support, Students Self-Regulation, Student Direction

Which apps could I use?

  1. DEC managed collaborative tools (via Portal): Google Docs, Microsoft Office 365, Adobe Connect.
  2. Related collaborative tools: EvernoteiCloudBaiBoardNote AnytimeWeb2AccessCool Tools for Schools, and Exploratree.
  3. Analogue collaborative tools: Paper, pens and Postit notes.
Question Matrix
EVENT SITUATION CHOICE PERSON REASON MEANS
Present What is/are? Where/when
is/are?
Which is/are? Who is/are? Why is/are? How is/are?
Past What did/do/does? Where/when
did/do/does?
Which
did/do/does?
Who did/do/does? Why did/do/does? How did/do/does?
Possibility What can? Where/when can? Which can? Who can? Why can? How can?
Probability What would/could? Where/when
would/could?
Which
would/could?
Who would/could? Why would/could? How would/could?
Prediction What will? Where/when will? Which will? Who will? Why will? How will?
Imagination What might? Where/when might? Which might? Who might? Why might? How might?
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