Writing multiple-choice questions to access the higher levels of Bloom’s taxonomy

Chris Adams


I report the implementation of an activity in which students are asked to write multiple-choice questions (MCQs) on the subject of ‘orbitals’ in order to consolidate their learning on the subject. This was facilitated using the online system PeerWise, which allows students to upload MCQs that they have written and to then answer those authored by their peers. The process of writing questions accesses the upper levels of Bloom’s taxonomy, and the discussions incorporated within the activity allow for socially constructed learning as part of the pedagogy of constructive evaluation.


Chemistry; MCQs; Constructive Evaluation; Constructivism; covid-19

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.29311/ndtps.v0i16.3852

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