Bloom's Cognitive Learning Outcomes

Bloom's Cognitive - Taxomonies and Frameworks A major theorist in the area of critical thinking is Benjamin Bloom In 1956 Bloom with a group of

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Taxomonies and Frameworks A major theorist in the area of critical thinking is Benjamin Bloom. In 1956, Bloom, with a group of fellow educational psychologists, developed a taxonomy for understanding and teaching critical thinking. Bloom’s taxonomy is comprised of three domains as defined below (Distance Learning Resource Network, n.d.). Cognitive learning is composed of knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Affective learning relates to emotions, attitudes, appreciation, and/or values. Psychomotor learning , relates to physical skills including coordination, manual dexterity, strength, and speed. Each domain has been operationalized through the use of verbs and skill levels to demonstrate competency. Within these three domains, critical thinking typically occurs at the highest level in each domain. Bloom: Cognitive Learning Outcomes Six levels of learning exist in the Cognitive Learning Domain. The six levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy for Cognitive Learning are: Knowledge – the learner defines, describes, enumerates, lists, labels, identifies, examines, and tabulates. Learning at this level is primarily rote in nature. Comprehension
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Bloom's Cognitive - Taxomonies and Frameworks A major theorist in the area of critical thinking is Benjamin Bloom In 1956 Bloom with a group of

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