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Taxonomies of Thinking Skills

Blooms Taxonomy
In 1956, Benjamin Bloom headed a group of educational psychologists who developed a classification of levels of intellectual behavior important in learning.

This became a taxonomy including three overlapping domains;


the cognitive, the psychomotor, and the affective.

Blooms Taxonomy
(cognitive aspects)

Level
1. Knowledge

Level Attributes

Keywords

2. Comprehension
3. Application 4. Analysis

5. Synthesis
6. Evaluation

Blooms Taxonomy
Level
1. Knowledge

Level Attributes
Rote memorization, recognition, or recall of facts

Keywords
List, recite, define, name, recall, quote

2. Comprehension 3. Application

4. Analysis
5. Synthesis 6. Evaluation

Blooms Taxonomy
Level
1. Knowledge

Level Attributes
Rote memorization, recognition, or recall of facts Understanding meaning in facts

Keywords
List, recite, define, name, recall, quote Describe, explain, restate, give examples

2. Comprehension 3. Application

4. Analysis
5. Synthesis 6. Evaluation

Blooms Taxonomy
Level
1. Knowledge

Level Attributes
Rote memorization, recognition, or recall of facts Understanding meaning in facts Correct use of the facts, rules, or ideas

Keywords
List, recite, define, name, recall, quote Describe, explain, restate, give examples Calculate, predict, solve, demonstrate

2. Comprehension 3. Application

4. Analysis
5. Synthesis 6. Evaluation

Blooms Taxonomy
Level
1. Knowledge

Level Attributes
Rote memorization, recognition, or recall of facts Understanding meaning in facts Correct use of the facts, rules, or ideas Breaking down info. Into component parts

Keywords
List, recite, define, name, recall, quote Describe, explain, restate, give examples Calculate, predict, solve, demonstrate Classify, outline, categorize, illustrate

2. Comprehension 3. Application

4. Analysis
5. Synthesis 6. Evaluation

Blooms Taxonomy
Level
1. Knowledge

Level Attributes
Rote memorization, recognition, or recall of facts Understanding meaning in facts Correct use of the facts, rules, or ideas Breaking down info. Into component parts Combining parts to make a new whole

Keywords
List, recite, define, name, recall, quote Describe, explain, restate, give examples Calculate, predict, solve, demonstrate Classify, outline, categorize, illustrate Design, build, invent, compose, generate

2. Comprehension 3. Application

4. Analysis
5. Synthesis 6. Evaluation

Blooms Taxonomy
Level
1. Knowledge

Level Attributes
Rote memorization, recognition, or recall of facts Understanding meaning in facts Correct use of the facts, rules, or ideas Breaking down info. Into component parts Combining parts to make a new whole Judging the value or worth of ideas/information

Keywords
List, recite, define, name, recall, quote Describe, explain, restate, give examples Calculate, predict, solve, demonstrate Classify, outline, categorize, illustrate Design, build, invent, compose, generate Choose, support, compare, contrast, evaluate.

2. Comprehension 3. Application 4. Analysis 5. Synthesis 6. Evaluation