Bloom’s Taxonomy

Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to Identify Educational Goals

Educational Goals can be classified using Bloom’s Taxonomy (below), which categorizes student performance into six cognitive levels, organized from basic (“Knowledge”) to complex (“Evaluation”). The action verbs can be matched to each cognitive level and provide a helpful starting point for writing program level Educational Goals (see below).

Bloom’s Taxonomy – Level of Thinking and Task Complexity

Bloom’s Taxonomy – Level of Thinking and Task Complexity

Three Domains of Learning

Three Domains of Learning

Lower Division Courses Action Verbs – The white area captures action verbs typically associated with lower division courses

Lower Division Courses Action Verbs – The white area captures action verbs typically associated with lower division courses

Upper Division Courses Action Verbs – The white area captures action verbs typically associated with upper division courses

Upper Division Courses Action Verbs – The white area captures action verbs typically associated with upper division courses

 

Bloom’s Taxonomy Reference Table – Could be used to design EGs or assignment/exam questions

Bloom’s Taxonomy Reference Table – Could be used to design EGs or assignment/exam questions

Bloom’s Taxonomy Reference Table – Could be used to design EGs or assignment/exam questions

Bloom’s Taxonomy Reference Table – Could be used to design EGs or assignment/exam questions