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Bloom's Taxonomy

Become familiar with Bloom's Taxonomy and help your students move up the pyramid.

In 1956, Benjamin Bloom, an educational psychologist, developed a classification of levels of cognitive skills important in learning.[1] In the 1990s, a group of cognitive psychologists, led by Lorin Anderson, updated the taxonomy, changing the original noun-based classification to verbs. The diagram presents the revised framework.

Example of framework as applied in Economics:

  1. Can a student remember/recite the definition of opportunity cost?
  2. Can a student understand/restate/explain the definition of opportunity cost?
  3. Can a student apply the concept of opportunity cost in a new context?
  4. Can a student use the concept of opportunity cost to analyze/compare/contrast situations?
  5. Can a student suggest and justify using the concept of opportunity cost to analyze a particular economic situation? Can a student evaluate/critique an analysis based on opportunity cost?
  6. Can a student create a new use of the concept? Can she create a related concept?