Bloom’s Taxonomy

Bloom’s Taxonomy
(verbs for use in learning outcome statements)

Cognitive Domain

This domain involves knowledge and the development of intellectual skills, including the recall and recognition of specific facts, procedural patterns and concepts that serve in the development of intellectual abilities. It is related to knowing “about,” “that” and “why.”

The Cognitive Domain

Based on “Taxonomy of Education Objectives,” B.S. Bloom, Editor, 1956

Psychomotor Domain

This domain involves doing – skills and abilities; it is about how to do “things.”

The Psychomotor Domain

Based on “Taxonomy of Education Objectives,” B.S. Bloom, Editor, 1956

Affective Domain

This domain includes that manner we deal with things emotionally, such as feelings, values, appreciations, enthusiasm, motivation and attitudes.

It focuses on attitudes and values, e.g. respect for cultural differences, ways of coping with illness, awareness, willing to hear, etc.

The Affective Domain

Based on “Taxonomy of Education Objectives,” B.S. Bloom, Editor, 1956

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