Blooms Taxonomyof Instructional Activities


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Blooms Taxonomyof Instructional Activities

  1. 1. Blooms Taxonomy
  2. 2. Benjamin Bloom 1913-1999
  3. 3. Benjamin Bloom 1913-1999
  4. 4. Blooms Taxonomy of Instructional Activities <ul><li>Create </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze </li></ul><ul><li>Apply </li></ul><ul><li>Understand </li></ul><ul><li>Remember </li></ul>
  5. 5. Remember… Retrieve relevant knowledge from long-term memory <ul><li>Key verbs: count, define, draw, fill in the blank, identify, indicate, label, list, locate, match, memorize, name, point, quote, read, recall </li></ul>
  6. 6. Understand… Construct meaning from messages, including oral, written, and graphic communication <ul><li>Key Verbs: classify, compute, convert, define, explain, extrapolate, illustrate, translate </li></ul>
  7. 7. Apply… Carry out or use as a procedure in a given situation <ul><li>Key verbs: apply, calculate, restructure, state a rule or principle, solve, construct, experiment with </li></ul>
  8. 8. Analyze… Break material into its parts and determine how the parts relate to one another and to the overall structure or purpose <ul><li>Key verbs: compare, contrast, transform, summarize, debate, dissect </li></ul>
  9. 9. Evaluate… Make judgments based on criteria and standards <ul><li>Key verbs: compose, construct, generate, integrate, defend, design, disprove </li></ul>
  10. 10. Create… Put elements together to form a coherent or functional whole; reorganize them into a NEW pattern or structure <ul><li>Key terms: adapt, change, build, compose, imagine, hypothesize, invent, transform </li></ul>
  11. 11. Engaged Students <ul><li>Create </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze </li></ul><ul><li>Apply </li></ul><ul><li>Understand </li></ul><ul><li>Remember </li></ul>
  12. 12. Strategically Compliant Students <ul><li>Analyze </li></ul><ul><li>Apply </li></ul><ul><li>Understand </li></ul><ul><li>Recall and sometimes Remember </li></ul>
  13. 13. Ritually Compliant Students <ul><li>Understand </li></ul><ul><li>Remember </li></ul>
  14. 14. Retreatists and Rebels <ul><li>Learn little…mostly in Remember level </li></ul><ul><li>Develop negative attitudes toward learning </li></ul>
  15. 15. Checking for Understanding <ul><li>Does the student remember? </li></ul><ul><li>Can he demonstrate understanding? </li></ul><ul><li>Can he apply the learning to a new situation? </li></ul><ul><li>Can he analyze and take it apart? </li></ul><ul><li>Can he evaluate a scenario and discriminate error? </li></ul><ul><li>Can he create something new? </li></ul>