Bloom’s Taxonomy – A Few Examples For Each Level

Bloom's Taxonomy - A few examples for each level

Bloom’s Taxonomy is used to classify the forms and levels of learning. It identifies three domains of learning: Cognitive, Affective and Psychomotor domains, of which the most widely used is the cognitive domain. Some examples for each level of cognitive domain are listed below.

Knowledge: This level delivers knowledge that needs to be recalled or recognized. For example:

  • The earth is the third planet in our solar system.
  • A pen is used for writing.
  • Recall the six levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Comprehension: This level is used to deliver knowledge that needs to be imbibed in order to interpret or make a decision. Some examples are:

  • The sun rises in the east because the earth revolves around the sun in a counter-clockwise direction.
  • Identify the prerequisites for the course, given the learning path and the objectives.

Application: This level is used to teach application skills in various circumstances. For example:

  • Write an example of a Level-4 objective, based on Bloom’s Taxonomy.
  • Connect a RAM chip at the appropriate position in the computer.
  • Install software.

Analysis: This level is used to teach the analysis of a situation in order to arrive at a decision, comparison or differentiation.

  • Analyze the performance report for the first month using the Hitachi TMEA tool.
  • Determine the appropriate Bloom’s level at which specific content should be taught to a specific learner with a given aim.
  • Troubleshoot an error that caused problems in a software installation process.

Synthesis: This level teaches the learner how to create new entries from known information or objects or facts.

  • Design a research proposal.
  • Compose a poem/tune.

Evaluation: This level is used to teach learners how to make judgements.

  • Provide arguments in support of a proposal – a debate.
  • Decide the value of a job using the internal criterion.

Therefore, Blooms Taxonomy helps in designing effective learning strategies.

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Written By Nibha Verma

Nibha Verma, Associate Online Researcher

Tags: Blooms Taxonomy, domains of learning, effective learning strategies, Learning, teach learners
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