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The new Bloom’s Taxonomy

In Professional Learning, Research on September 11, 2009 by TIPS Team Tagged: , ,

from Educators’ eZine – Full article at:  http://techlearning.com/article/8670

Bloom's Taxonomy

In the 1950’s Benjamin Bloom developed his taxonomy of cognitive objectives, Bloom’s Taxonomy. This categorized and ordered thinking skills and objectives. His taxonomy follows the thinking process. You can not understand a concept if you do not first remember it, similarly you can not apply knowledge and concepts if you do not understand them. It is a continuum from Lower Order Thinking Skills (LOTS) to Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS). Bloom labels each category with a gerund.

Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy

Bloom's Revised TaxonomyIn the 1990’s, a former student of Bloom, Lorin Anderson, revised Bloom’s Taxonomy and published this- Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy in 2001.Key to this is the use of verbs rather than nouns for each of the categories and a rearrangement of the sequence within the taxonomy. They are arranged below in increasing order, from low to high.

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