Bloom’s Taxonomy

Cognitive
Focuses on decision making, problem solving, synthesizing, and evaluating. (Keating, 2015)
Affective
Focuses on feelings or emotions that are expressed as values and interests. (Keating, 2015)
Psychomotor
Focuses on physical movement, coordination, and use of the motor-skill areas. Development of these skills requires practice and is measured in terms of speed, precision, distance, procedures, or techniques in execution. (Clark, 2015)
Remembering
Recall or retrieve previous learned information

Keywords: defines, describes, identifies, knows, labels, lists, matches, names, outlines, recalls, recognizes, reproduces, selects, states (Clark, 2015)

Understanding
Comprehending the meaning, translation, interpolation, and interpretation of instructions and problems. State a problem in one’s own words.

Keywords: comprehends, converts, defends, distinguishes, estimates, explains, extends, generalizes, gives an example, infers, interprets, paraphrases, predicts, rewrites, summarizes, translates (Clark, 2015)

Applying
Use a concept in a new situation or unprompted use of an abstraction. Applies what was learned in the classroom into novel situations in the work place.

Keywords:applies, changes, computes, constructs, demonstrates, discovers, manipulates, modifies, operates, predicts, prepares, produces, relates, shows, solves, uses (Clark, 2015)

Analyzing
Separates material or concepts into component parts so that its organizational structure may be understood. Distinguishes between facts and inferences.

Keywords: analyzes, breaks down, compares, contrasts, diagrams, deconstructs, differentiates, discriminates, distinguishes, identifies, illustrates, infers, outlines, relates, selects, separates (Clark, 2015)

Evaluating
Make judgments about the value of ideas or materials.

Keywords: appraises, compares, concludes, contrasts, criticizes, critiques, defends, describes, discriminates, evaluates, explains, interprets, justifies, relates, summarizes, supports (Clark, 2015)

Creating
Builds a structure or pattern from diverse elements. Put parts together to form a whole, with emphasis on creating a new meaning or structure.

Keywords:categorizes, combines, compiles, composes, creates, devises, designs, explains, generates, modifies, organizes, plans, rearranges, reconstructs, relates, reorganizes, revises, rewrites, summarizes, tells, writes