Taxonomy of education objectivesThere are three components in Bloom's Taxonomy
affectiveThe way people react emotionally, their ability to feel another living things pain or joy. see also affective filter
psychomotorThe ability to physically manipulate a tool or instrument like a hand or a hammer.
cognitiveThis is the ability 'to think things through'.
There are six levels in the taxonomy, moving through the lowest order proecesses to the highest:
- Exhibit memory of previously-learned materials by recalling facts, terms, basic concepts and answers.
- Demonstrate understanding of facts and ideas by organizing, comparing, translating, interpreting, giving descriptions, and stating main ideas.
- Solve problems to new situations by applying acquired knowledge, facts, techniques and rules in a different way.
- Examine and break information into parts by identifying motives or causes. Make inferences and find evidence to support generalizations.
- Compile information together in a different way by combining elements in a new pattern or proposing alternative solutions.
- Present and defend opinions by making judgments about information, validity of ideas or quality of work based on a set of criteria.