Bloom's taxonomy provides a framework of terms that help illustrate the various levels of critical thinking. The levels range from simple recall to higher order thinking. Having a clear framework helps instructors organize objectives and outcomes and makes it easier to align outcomes, assessments, and activities.
A summary of Bloom's Taxonomy.
Blooms Wheel for Writing Measurable Outcomes
Bloom's Verbs: Bloom's Wheel Linking Outcomes and Assessment
Here is an example of outcomes before and after they were revised to match course level and assessments:
Read the article on how Bloom's Taxonomy can be used to Enhance Student Learning:
Biology in Bloom: Implementing Bloom's Taxonomy to Enhance Student Learning in Biology, Alison Crowe,Clarissa Dirks, and Mary Pat Wenderoth, doi: 10.1187/cbe.08-05-0024 CBE Life Sci Educ vol. 7 no. 4 368-381
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