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

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Knowledge

The learner must recall information.

Comprehension

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

Application

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

Analysis

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

Synthesis

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

Evaluation

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

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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.
I cut and pasted this information from these pages:

http://www.clay.k12.fl.us/spc/nautical/BLOOM'S_TAXONOMY.htm
http://www.officeport.com/edu/blooms.htm