Benjamin Bloom and The Cognitive Domain The Taxonomy of Educational Objectives , 1956
Click through the presentation for a definition and an example of a learning objective for each of Bloom’s cognitive levels. Note: This pyramid represents the old Bloom and does not reflect changes to Bloom’s taxonomy done in the last few years.
Memorizing verbatim information; being able to remember but not necessarily fully understanding the material. From memory, identify five types of widgets.
Restating in your own words; paraphrasing; summarizing; translating In your own words, explain the functions of a widget.
Given a specific situation, select the appropriate widgets in accordance with approved design specifications. Using information to solve problems; transferring abstract or theoretical ideas to practical solutions; identifying connections and relationships and how they apply
Develop four questions that you could ask to determine why a production line has a high rejection rate for aluminum widgets. Identifying components; determining arrangement, logic, and semantics
Given a proposal, draw a layout for a production line for fiberglass widgets that meets the proposal’s specifications. Combining information to form a unique product; requires creativity and originality
Given a set of specifications and proposals for building a shipping case for fiberglass widgets, select the best proposal for meeting the criteria. Making decisions and supporting views; requires understanding of values