Bloom received both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Pennsylvania State University.
Bloom earned his doctorate’s degree from the University of Chicago in 1942.
Bloom authored or co-authored 18 publications including Bloom’s Taxonomy .
Although it received little attention when it was first published, Bloom’s Taxonomy has since been translated into 22 languages and is one of the most often cited references in education.
Bloom’s Taxonomy Areas of Domain
The Cognitive Domain is a knowledge-based domain, consisting of six levels.
The Affective Domain is an attitudinal-based domain, consisting of five levels.
The Psychomotor Domain is a skills-based domain, consisting of six levels.
The Cognitive Domain
The Cognitive Domain is a tiered model that classifies thinking according to six cognitive levels of complexity and is the most pervasive in curriculum development.
Bloom’s Taxonomy and Instructional Practice
Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy (RBT)
During the 1990s, Lorin Anderson, a former student of Benjamin Bloom, updated the taxonomy to add greater relevance for 21 st century students and teachers.
Bloom’s Taxonomy vs. Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy (RBT) The revision includes fairly minor, yet significant, changes in the areas of terminology, structure, and emphasis. The reason for this revision was that Bloom’s Taxonomy was being used by countless groups never considered an audience for the original publication.
Implications of Bloom’s Taxonomy
Bloom’s Taxonomy provides a framework for teachers to design lesson plans that include higher-order thinking skills as the goal or objective for student learning.