Sunday, August 15, 2010

In 1956, Benjamin Bloom headed a group of educational psychologists who developed a classification of levels of intellectual behavior important in learning. During the 1990's a new group of cognitive psychologist, lead by Lorin Anderson (a former student of Bloom's), updated the taxonomy reflecting relevance to 21st century work. The graphic is a representation of the NEW verbage associated with the long familiar Bloom's Taxonomy.

As you design your lessons be aware that it is important to promote the HOT (Higher Order Thinking) skills. Download the attached list of key words, model questions and instructional strategies that relate to each level of the revised taxonomy.