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Bloom’s Taxonomy  

 

 

 

 


  According to Bloom, there are six levels in the cognitive domain. These are knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation, in order from simplest to the most in-depth. Synthesis and Evaluation are the top-most levels, and for this task, may be combined as one category. A brief definition of each level is below:

 

v    Knowledge: rote memory, recall/regurgitation of facts, definitions, etc.

 

v    Comprehension: putting knowledge into your own words; identifying/recognizing/basic understanding

 

v    Application: apply what’s been learned to new situations; problem solve

 

v    Analysis: break down, examine, find evidence

 

v    Synthesis: apply prior knowledge to produce something new; predict; draw conclusions

 

v    Evaluation: make judgments

 

 

 

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