August 29, 2014
Bloom’s taxonomy is one of the most popular learning taxonomies ever. Since its release in the last half of the 20th century, it has been widely adopted within the education sector and was used extensively to design and create learning materials and curriculum content. Bloom’s taxonomy maps out learning skills along a thinking continuum that starts with lower order thinking skills in one end (e.g. remembering and understanding) and moves up in difficulty to the other end that embraces higher order thinking skills (e.g. evaluating and creating).
However, Bloom’s taxonomy has been repeatedly modified to suit the requirements of the era in which it is used . Thus, we ended up having different versions of Blooms taxonomy. The visual below from Fractus Learning captures these versions into three main columns ( Bloom’s original taxonomy, Bloom’s modified taxonomy, and Bloom’s digital taxonomy). To this is added another column for digital activities that go with each of the Bloom’s thinking levels. I invite you to check it out and share with us what you think of it.
You can access the original downloadable visual from this link.