Bloom


source: http://www.officeport.com/edu/blooms.htm

In 1956, Benjamin Bloom headed a group of educational psychologists who developed a classification of levels of intellectual behavior important in learning. Bloom found that over 95 % of the test questions students encounter require them to think only at the lowest possible level…the recall of information.Bloom identified six levels within the cognitive domain, from the simple recall or recognition of facts, as the lowest level, through increasingly more complex and abstract mental levels, to the highest order which is classified as evaluation. Verb examples that represent intellectual activity on each level are listed here.  

1.       Knowledge: arrange, define, duplicate, label, list, memorize, name, order, recognize, relate, recall, repeat, reproduce state.
2.       Comprehension: classify, describe, discuss, explain, express, identify, indicate, locate, recognize, report, restate, review, select, translate,
3.       Application: apply, choose, demonstrate, dramatize, employ, illustrate, interpret, operate, practice, schedule, sketch, solve, use, write.
4.       Analysis: analyze, appraise, calculate, categorize, compare, contrast, criticize, differentiate, discriminate, distinguish, examine, experiment, question, test.
5.       Synthesis: arrange, assemble, collect, compose, construct, create, design, develop, formulate, manage, organize, plan, prepare, propose, set up, write.
6.       Evaluation: appraise, argue, assess, attach, choose compare, defend estimate, judge, predict, rate, core, select, support, value, evaluate.

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One response to “Bloom

  1. Follow up:

    “James Keith Fowlkes, a master’s learner in the School of Education, was promoted to academic director of new program development for Central Ohio Technical College. Fowlkes will be presenting at the Ohio Digital Commons for Education (ODCE) 2007 Conference. His presentation is titled “Blooming a Hybrid,” and will explore strategies to successfully integrate Bloom’s Taxonomy in a hybrid online environment.”

    http://www.oln.org/conferences/ODCE2007/pdf/ODCE2007Program.pdf

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