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Developed in 1956, and revised in 2001, Bloom’s Taxonomy was created by Benjamin Bloom with collaborators Max Englehart, Edward Furst, Walter Hill, and David Krathwohl as a framework for categorizing educational goals. It appeared in the book Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. There were six major categories in the original taxonomy, in order of increasing cognitive complexity: Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation. The system was revised in 2001 by a group of cognitive psychologists, curriculum theorists and instructional researchers, and testing and assessment specialists and published it in A Taxonomy for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment. The changes included changing the nouns into “action words” in order to fully represent the dynamism of the Taxonomy and learning process.
Bloom’s taxonomy is often used to set learning goals and to evaluate student learning in a classroom setting.
Interactive table of Bloom’s Taxonomy: http://www.celt.iastate.edu/teaching-resources/effective-practice/revised-blooms-taxonomy/
Introduction to Bloom’s Taxonomy: http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/blooms-taxonomy/