Use this cognitive taxonomy for lesson planning and as a teacher tool. Bloom’s taxonomy provides a guideline for creating assignments, discussion questions, and assessments that address the kinds of skills that students must develop to be critical thinkers and learners.
Blooms Taxonomy as a Teaching Tool
Although developed over fifty years ago, it is easy to see why educators still know and understand the work of Benjamin Bloom. His work makes sense today, as it did when it was developed, and is of great help to teachers looking for strategies to differentiate instruction.
Planning for the steps beyond knowledge and comprehension provides opportunities for differentiation. For example, how will visual learners apply their knowledge, and will this be different than logical or mathematical learners? How will opportunities for students with special needs provide application practice while focusing on an inclusive learning environment? Teachers can view these problems as an chance to apply Bloom’s taxonomy in the development of their lessons.
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