Developing Learning Outcomes Using Bloom’s Taxonomy

Bloom’s Taxonomy is a tiered model of classifying thinking according to cognitive levels of complexity. When developing curriculum, or writing lessons, one often has to write objectives based on Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Some common activities for each level of the taxonomy are highlighted below:

Task-Oriented Question Construction Wheel Based on Bloom’s Taxonomy

Writing Objectives Using Bloom’s Taxonomy

Bloom’s Taxonomy was updated in 2001. The new version, both depicted below, reflects 21st century literacies and is more relevant for students and teachers today.