Introductory information from www.wikipedia.org
The Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, often called Bloom's Taxonomy, is a classification of the
different objectives and skills that educators set for students.
What Is Bloom's Taxonomy?
The taxonomy was proposed in 1956 by Benjamin Bloom, an educational psychologist at the University of Chicago.
Bloom's Taxonomy divides educational objectives into three "domains:" Affective, Psychomotor, and Cognitive.
Within each domain are different levels of learning, with higher levels considered more complex and closer to complete mastery of the
A goal of Bloom's Taxonomy is to motivate educators to focus on all three domains, creating a more holistic form of education.
The diagram above illustrates the cognitive process dimension of the revised version of Bloom's taxonomy in the cognitive domain
(Anderson & Krathwohl, 2001).
It depicts the belief that remembering is a prerequisite for understanding and that understanding is a prerequisite for application.
Anderson, L. W., & Krathwohl, D. R. (2001). A taxonomy for learning, teaching, and assessing: A revision of Bloom's taxonomy of educational
objectives. New York, USA: Addison-Wesley Longman.
Why Use Bloom's Taxonomy?
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Available to download below is a selection of teaching and learning resources used in East Riding of Yorkshire schools and acknowledges contributions from
Gordon Pearce, City of York Local Authority, and Marilyn Teale, North Yorkshire Local Authority, specifically relevant to Bloom's Taxonomy.
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If you require information about any of these resources please contact:
Carol Ketley, Area Improvement Adviser
Tel: (01482) 392485
Angela Jones, Foundation Stage Strategy Manager
Tel: (01482) 392467
Sarah Smallwood, Improvement Officer (Primary)
Tel: (01482) 392469
John Seaman, Principal Improvement Adviser (Secondary)
Tel: (01482) 392410