Bloom’s Taxonomy, named after American educational psychologist Benjamin Bloom, identified six levels of objectives within the cognitive domain, from the simple recall or recognition of facts, as the lowest level, through increasingly more complex and abstract mental levels, to the highest order which is classified as evaluation (Bloom, Engelhart, Furst, & Krathwohl, 1956)
Anderson and Krathwohl (2001) revised the list and
Check Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy Action Verbs for the taxonomy. Use the verbs as you write your learning outcomes.
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. Longman.
Bloom, B. S.; Engelhart, M. D.; Furst, E. J.; Hill, W. H.; Krathwohl, D. R. (1956). Taxonomy of educational objectives: The classification of educational goals. Handbook I: Cognitive domain. New York: David McKay Company