5 04, 2018

Writing Items at Different Bloom’s Taxonomy Levels

2018-12-05T16:45:34-04:00 April 5th, 2018|Blooms Taxonomy, curriculum, Instructional Design|0 Comments

Bloom’s Taxonomy is the hallmark of learning models used today. In fact, most people utilize the strategies outlined in Bloom’s without even knowing it. Through early school experiences, we are taught to function through remembering, understanding/applying, and analyzing, which are the very tenets of Bloom’s. We take the most basic key points and develop or retrieve more information depending on how much we want to deduce. Let’s take a closer look at Bloom’s Taxonomy fully for clarification: Remembering: the basic recall of information presented through various methods. When we “remember” something, we are able to name it, locate it, define it, etc. We are able to take the content and paint a visual for the learner. Understanding: the demonstration of what we remember. When we “understand” something, we are able to apply that knowledge in a myriad of ways. We may compute, illustrate, or show others how we interpret that particular concept. Applying: the solving of problems associated with basic understanding: When we “apply” something, we try to understand its relevance in new situations. Analyzing: the [...]