The Revised Taxonomy
During the 1990ís, Lorin Anderson (a former student of Benjamin Bloom) led a team of cognitive psychologists in revisiting the taxonomy with the view to examining the relevance of the taxonomy as we enter the twenty-first century.
As a result of the investigation a number of significant improvements were made to the existing structure. Before turning to examples of how the newly revised Taxonomy may be applied, it would be appropriate at this point to make both the revisions and reasons for the changes explicit.
Recognise, list, describe, identify retrieve, name.
Can the student RECALL information?
Interpret, exemplify, summarise, infer, paraphrase.
Can the student EXPLAIN ideas or concepts?
Learning models -online curriculum projects
Implement, carry out, use
Can the student USE the new knowledge in another familiar situation?
Compare, attribute, organise, deconstruct
Can the student DIFFERENTIATE between constituent parts?
Check, critique, judge, hypothesize ...
Can the student JUSTIFY a decision or course of action?
Design, construct, plan, produce...
Can the student GENERATE new products, ideas or ways of viewing things?
Being aware of oneís own comprehension and being able and willing to repair comprehension breakdowns when they occur