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Bloom's Taxonomy

Bloom's Taxonomy "refers to a classification of the different objectives that educators set for students (learning objectives) . . . learning at the higher levels is dependent on having attained prerequisite knowledge and skills at lower levels."

-from Wikipedia

The verbs associated with the various levels are quite useful when writing learning outcomes.

Students in Libray

Bloom's Taxonomy (Revised) Action Verbs

Remember

Understand

Apply

Analyze

Evaluate

Create

Basic Knowledge

More Sophisticated/Higher Level Thinking

Recall or recognition of specific information with little personal assimilation

Student grasps the

meaning behind the

information and

interprets, translates,

or comprehends the

information.

Student uses

information to relate

and apply it to a new

situation with minimal

instructor input.

Student

discriminates,

organizes, and

scrutinizes

assumptions in an

attempt to identify

evidence for a

conclusion.

Judging the value of ideas, materials and methods by developing and applying standards

Putting together ideas or elements to develop an original idea or engage in creative thinking

Describe

Define

Identify

Label

List

Locate

Match

Memorize

Name

Omit

Recite

Select

State

Count

Draw

Outline

Point

Quote

Read

Recall

Recognize

Repeat

Reproduce

Classify

Defend

Demonstrate

Distinguish

Explain

Express

Extend

Give Examples

Illustrate

Indicate

Interrelate

Interpret

Infer

Judge

Match

Paraphrase

Represent

Restate

Rewrite

Select

Show

Summarize

Tell

Translate

Associate

Compute

Convert

Discuss

Estimate

Extrapolate

Generalize

Predict

Apply

Choose

Dramatize

Explain

Generalize

Judge

Organize

Paint

Prepare

Produce

Select

Show

Sketch

Solve

Use

Add

Calculate

Change

Classify

Complete

Compute

Discover

Divide

Examine

Graph

Interpolate

Manipulate

Modify

Operate

Subtract

Use

Analyze

Categorize

Classify

Compare

Differentiate

Distinguish

Identify

Infer

Point out

Select

Subdivide

Survey

Arrange

Breakdown

Combine

Design

Detect

Diagram

Develop

Discriminate

Illustrate

Outline

Relate

Point out

Separate

Utilize

Appraise

Judge

Criticize

Defend

Compare

Assess

Conclude

Contrast

Critique

Determine

Grade

Justify

Measure

Rank

Rate

Support

Test

Choose

Combine

Compose

Construct

Create

Design

Develop

Do

Formulate

Hypothesize

Invent

Make

Originate

Organize

Plan

Produce

Role Play

Tell

Compile

Drive

Devise

Explain

Generate

Group

Integrate

Prescribe

Propose

Rearrange

Reconstruct

Reorganize

Revise

Rewrite