must be increasingly concerned about the fullest development of
all children and youth, and it will be the responsibility of the
schools to seek learning conditions which will enable each individual
to reach the highest
level of learning possible.
Benjamin Bloom Handbook on Formative and Summative
Evaluation of Student Learning
the 1990's Lorin Anderson, a former student of Bloom revised the
original cognitive domain. The original Bloom's taxonomy is still
relevant, but under the new revisions the six major categories of
the cognitive domain were changed from noun to verb format and some
subcategories were reorganized.
revised taxonomy is preferred by some educators as a more authentic
tool for curriculum planning, instructional delivery, and assessment.
Many educators also believe that the newer taxonomy is more applicable
to all levels of schooling and better aligned to the 21st Century
Skills we are seeking to instill in our students. In an effort to
address the needs of all educators, I have included information
on this site that will give you an opportunity to work with the
original cognitive categories as well as the revised cognitive domain
categories. Use the tabs found at the top of the page to explore
the various domains and the levels identified by Bloom and his colleagues.