Bloom's Taxonomy

Bloom's Taxonomy - o separation of a whole into component...

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From Bloom, et al., 1956 As teachers we tend to ask questions in the "knowledge" catagory 80% to 90% of the time. These questions are not bad, but using them all the time is. Try to utilize higher order level of questions. These questions require much more "brain power" and a more extensive and elaborate answer. Below are the six question categories as defined by Bloom. * KNOWLEDGE o remembering; o memorizing; o recognizing; o recalling identification and o recall of information + Who, what, when, where, how . ..? + Describe * COMPREHENSION o interpreting; o translating from one medium to another; o describing in one's own words; o organization and selection of facts and ideas + Retell. .. * APPLICATION o problem solving; o applying information to produce some result; o use of facts, rules and principles + How is. ..an example of. ..? + How is. ..related to. ..? + Why is. ..significant? * ANALYSIS o subdividing something to show how it is put together; o finding the underlying structure of a communication; o identifying motives;
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Unformatted text preview: o separation of a whole into component parts + What are the parts or features of. ..? + Classify. ..according to. .. + Outline/diagram. .. + How does. ..compare/contrast with. ..? + What evidence can you list for. ..? * SYNTHESIS o creating a unique, original product that may be in verbal form or may be a physical object; o combination of ideas to form a new whole + What would you predict/infer from. ..? + What ideas can you add to. ..? + How would you create/design a new. ..? + What might happen if you combined. ..? + What solutions would you suggest for. ..? * EVALUATION o making value decisions about issues; o resolving controversies or differences of opinion; o development of opinions, judgements or decisions + Do you agree. ..? + What do you think about. ..? + What is the most important. ..? + Place the following in order of priority. .. + How would you decide about. ..? + What criteria would you use to assess. ..?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2009 for the course ENGL 3116 taught by Professor Karoljacobs during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.

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