Among other things, Bloom’s taxonomy allows us to categorize learning experiences. Bloom’s work was revised somewhat by Anderson a bit later, and it’s that revised edition I’ll describe here.
A taxonomy is a way of arranging things, and the revised Bloom’s taxonomy has two dimensions for categorization, the knowledge dimension and the cognitive dimension. Here they are in tables with examples.
|Factual knowledge||Crude oil can be made into gasoline|
|Conceptual knowledge||Crude oil is a mixture of many different hydrocarbons including gasoline.|
|Procedural knowledge||Mixtures of chemicals in general can be separated through distillation, including gasoline from crude oil.|
|Metacognitive knowledge||Determining if a chemical mixture can be separated with distillation is possible through internet searches or experimentation with different temperatures.|
|Remember||Crude oil can be made into gasoline|
|Understand||Draw diagram showing how gasoline is extracted from gasoline|
|Apply||Set up alcohol distillation in test tubes|
|Analyze||Given a set of 20 liquids, determine which are mixtures separable by distillation|
|Evaluate||Compare your methods to those of your classmates|
|Create||Try to make brandy by distilling wine (not quite kid friendly.. :D)|