Cognitive Domain~ Domain of thought process.~ Deals with the recall orrecognition of knowledge andthe development of intellectualabilities and skills.
Six hierarchical levels:Knowledge~ recall, remembering of priorlearned materials in terms of facts,concepts, theories and principles.~ It is the lowest level of cognitivelevel.
• “What is the capital city of thePhilippines?”• “Who wrote El Filibusterismo?”• “How many ounces in a pound?”know, who, define, what, name, where, list, and when.
Comprehension~ ability to grasp themeaning of material.~ It indicates the lowest formof understanding.
• “What is the main idea of thisstory?”• “If I put these three blocks together,what shape do they form?”describe, use your ownwords, outline, explain, discuss, and compare.
~ the ability to use learnedmaterial in new concretesituation.Application
• “If you had eight inches of water in yourbasement and a hose, how would you usethe hose to get the water out?”apply, manipulate, put touse, employ, dramatize, demonstrate, interpret,and choose.
Analysis~ ability to break down materialinto component parts so that itsorganizational structure may beunderstood.
• “What are some of the factors that causerust?”• “Why did the United States go to war withEngland?”analyze, why, take apart, diagram, drawconclusions, simplify, distinguish, and survey.
Synthesis• ~ ability to put parts togetherto form a new whole.
• “How would your life be different if you couldbreathe under water?”• “Construct a tower one foot tall using onlyfour blocks.”• “Put these words together to form a completesentence.”compose, construct, design, revise, create, formulate,produce, and plan.
~ ability to pass judgment onsomething based on criteria.Evaluation
• “Do you think that the pioneers didthe right thing?”• “Why do you think Dan Brown is sofamous?”judge, rate, assess, evaluate, What is the best…, value, criticize, and compare.
What should be tested?~ Identification of the information,skills, and behaviors to be tested is thefirst important decision that a teacherhas to take.
How to gather informationabout what to test?~ a teacher has to decide whether heshould give a paper and pencil testor simply gather information throughobservation.
How long the testshould be?~ It depends on the age andattention span of the students;and the type of questions to beused.
How best to preparestudents for testing?~ providing learners with good instruction;~ reviewing students before testing;~ familiarizing students with questionformats;~ scheduling the test;~ providing students information about test.
Sources:Curriculum Development (textbook)http://www.teachervision.fen.com/teaching-methods/new-teacher/48445.html