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Bloom's Taxonomy:
A useful way to think about thinking!


The learner must recall information.


The learner understands what is being communicated by so that he could explain it to someone.


The learner finds a practical use for in particular and concrete situations


The learner can break down parts and see how they work together.


The learner puts together elements or parts to form a whole.


The learner makes judgments about the value of the material or methods for a given purpose

The different "levels of thinking" are indicated by the types of actions described below.
  1. Knowledge: arrange, define, duplicate, label, list, memorize, name, order, recognize, relate, recall, repeat, reproduce state.
  2. Comprehension: classify, describe, discuss, explain, express, identify, indicate, locate, recognize, report, restate, review, select, translate,
  3. Application: apply, choose, demonstrate, dramatize, employ, illustrate, interpret, operate, practice, schedule, sketch, solve, use, write.
  4. Analysis: analyze, appraise, calculate, categorize, compare, contrast, criticize, differentiate, discriminate, distinguish, examine, experiment, question, test.
  5. Synthesis: arrange, assemble, collect, compose, construct, create, design, develop, formulate, manage, organize, plan, prepare, propose, set up, write.
  6. Evaluation**: appraise, argue, assess, attach, choose compare, defend estimate, judge, predict, rate, core, select, support, value, evaluate.
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