‘Bloom’s Taxonomy’ – not just a Bronte novel

Bloom's taxonomy was mentioned in class today, and if I remember rightly may have been alluded to in our readings, so I figured I better look it up. It's a nice model of the different forms of knowledge (or engagement with knowledge – my epistemology is getting shaky here) that students can have. The idea is that knowledge is built on a foundation where each level is required before the next can be obtained. 

  • Evaluation
  • Synthesis
  • Analysis
  • Application
  • Comprehension
  • Knowledge

Like Maslow's hierarchy of needs it looks like one of those very accessible, portable psychological models that can probably be abused, but so far I kind of like it.

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