• Born in 1913
• American Educational Psychologist
• Bloom demonstrated that a students
environment can foster the student’s
• Bloom developed “Bloom’s Taxonomy” which
classified different learning objectives that
educators can set for students.
Old version (1956) New version (2001)
• According to the Vanderbilt University website, the old version
• •Knowledge “the recall of methods and processes, or the recall of a
pattern, structure, or setting.”
• •Comprehension “refers to a type of understanding or apprehension
such that the individual knows what is being communicated
• •Application refers to the “use of abstractions in particular and
• •Analysis represents the “breakdown of a communication into its
• •Synthesis involves the “putting together of elements and parts so as
to form a whole.”
• •Evaluation: “judgments about the value of material and methods for
• Reevaluated in 2001, Psychologists renewed
Bloom’s Taxonomy to match the new generation of
• Remembering: can the student recall or remember the
• Understanding: can the student explain ideas or concept?
• Applying: can the student use the information in a new
• Analyzing: can the student distinguish between the
• Evaluating can the student justify a stand or decision?
• Creating: can the student create new product or point of
• ◦What the teacher does under this theory?
• With technology: Teachers benefit from using frameworks to organize objectives
• Without: Creating learning goals in a pedagogical interchange so students understand
• ◦What the students do under this theory
• With technology: Students can construct, create, design, and appraise new ideas with
computer and software.
• Without: Students discuss, criticize, argue, or defend different ideas with one another
and teachers can better understand their students.
• As a future educator, I believe Bloom’s
Taxonomy helps teachers understand their
students needs from most important to least
important. I believe this theory helps a lot of
educators if used and I will use Bloom’s
Taxonomy in my future classroom
• Vanderbilt University’s Center for Teaching:
• Richard C. Overbaugh and Lynn Schultz from Old Dominion University
• Benjamin Bloom’s portrait:
• Mary Forehand from The University of Georgia