Bloom’s Taxonomy divides the way people learn into three domains Cognitive domain – emphasizes intellectual outcomes Recall Evaluating information
Level I Knowledge Exhibit memory of previously learned material by recalling facts, terms, basic concepts and answers. Key Words Choose how match recall select spell when who Define label name relate show tell where why Find list omit what which Questions What, who, where, when is..? How, when did…happen? Why did..? How would you explain..? Can you recall, select, list...?
Level II Comprehension Demonstrate understanding of facts and ideas by organizing, comparing, translating, interpreting, giving descriptions and stating main ideas Key Words Classify explain interpret rephrase translate Compare extend outline show Contrast illustrate relate summarize Questions What’s the main idea? Which statements support..? What facts and ideas show..? How would you classify, compare, contrast...? Which is the best answer..? How would you summarize..?
Level III Application Solve problems to new situations by applying acquired knowledge, facts, techniques and rules in a different way Key Words Apply contrast interview plan utilize Build develop model select Choose identify organize solve Questions What examples can you find..? How would you solve, organize, show..? What approach would you use..? What would result if..? What elements would you choose to show..?
Level IV Analysis Examine and break information into parts by identifying motives or causes. Make inferences and find evidence to support tenderization. Key Words Analyze classify contrast divide take part in Assumption compare discover inspect test for Categorize conclusion distinguish simplify theme Questions How is.. related to..? Why do you think..? What is the theme..? What conclusion can you draw? What is the function of..? What ideas justify..?
Level V Synthesis Compile information together in a different way by combining elements in a new pattern or proposing alternative solution. Key Words Adapt choose develop imagine plan solve Build combine discuss modify predict suppose Change compose estimate originate propose theorize Questions What changes would you make..? How would you improve..? How would you estimate the results for..? How can you formulate a theory for..? How would test..?
Level VI Evaluation Present and defend opinion by making judgments about information, validity of ideas or quality of work based on a set of criteria. Key Words Agree conclude deduct estimate justify recommend Assess criticize determine evaluate mark value Award decide dispute judge measure Questions What’s your opinion..? Can you assess the value, importance of..? What would you recommend..? What judgment would you make about..? How would you justify..? What data was used to make the conclusion..?