Several decades ago, during the baby boom era (specifically 1956), there was a government study performed and produced: Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. This study tried to explain the levels at which people learn new tasks and information. It’s been a very valuable reference for those designing curriculum, if your goal is to create High-level learners that can move on to be more productive and creative.
Having this knowledge can help you tweak your lessons so that you help your students move through these levels of learning more easily. It’s best to be a facilitator and guide your students by asking the right questions:
How would you…?
What’s the best way to approach this?
Is there a better way?
Now, what is your favorite method to facilitate your students deeper understanding of a lesson? What sort of enrichment questions do you ask?