Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives

Bloom's Taxonomy refers to a classification of the different objectives that educators set for students (learning objectives).

Each level requires the achievement of skill or ability before moving to the next more complex level A student commences at the base of the triangle and as the placement progresses should move towards the peak as knowledge improves and they move towards becoming proficient practitioners. Learning objectives and expectations should be related to the level at which the student is performing.

Bloom's Taxonomy

  1. Remembering: Retrieving, recognizing, and recalling relevant knowledge from long-term memory.
  2. Understanding: Constructing meaning from oral, written, and graphic messages through interpreting, exemplifying, classifying, summarizing, inferring, comparing, and explaining.
  3. Applying: Carrying out or using a procedure through executing, or implementing.
  4. Analysing: Breaking material into constituent parts, determining how the parts relate to one another and to an overall structure or purpose through differentiating, organising, and attributing.
  5. Evaluating: Making judgments based on criteria and standards through checking and critiquing.
  6. Creating: Putting elements together to form a coherent or functional whole; reorganising elements into a new pattern or structure through generating, planning, or producing.

Back: Facilitating Learning