Sample of Blooms Taxonomy of Education

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Jeric A. de Vera


“Bloom’s Taxonomy”


* Bloom’s Taxonomy and higher-order thinking

* Take a walk down memory lane

* Investigate the Revised Taxonomy

* New terms

* New emphasis

* Explore each of the six levels

* See how questioning plays an important role within the framework (oral language)

* Use the taxonomy to plan a unit

* Look at an integrated approach

* Begin planning a unit with a SMART Blooms Planning Matrix.

Taxonomy of Cognitive Objectives

* Means of expressing qualitatively different kinds of thinking.

* 1950s- Developed by Benjamin Bloom.

* Adapted for classroom use as a planning tool.

* Continues to be one of the most universally applied models.

* Provides a way to organize thinking skills into six levels, from the most basic to the higher order levels of thinking.

* 1990s- Lorin Anderson (former student of Bloom) revisited the taxonomy.

* As a result, a number of changes were made.

Original Terms New Terms













(Based on Pohl, 2000, Learning to Think, Thinking to Learn, p. 8)

Creating- Generating new ideas, products, or ways of viewing things. The learner creates new ideas and information using what has been previously learned. EX: Designing, constructing, planning, producing, inventing.

Evaluating- Justifying a decision or course of action. The learner makes decisions based on in-depth reflection, criticism and assessment. EX: Checking, hypothesising, critiquing, experimenting, and judging.

Analysing- Breaking information into parts to explore understandings and relationships. The learner breaks learned information into its parts to best understand that information. EX: Comparing, organising, deconstructing, interrogating, finding.

Applying- Using information in another familiar situation....