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The Taxonomy Table

   

Click to link to Blooms Taxonomy interactive table.How to Write Objectives

Adapted from A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. Lorin W. Andersin, David R. Krathwohl; et al. 2001 Addison Wesley Longman.

To dispell the confusion between the means and ends of instruction, contemplate these definitions:

Ends
Objectives describe intended results, outcomes, and changes.
Means
Instructional activities, such as reading a textbook, listening to lectures, conducting surveys, and observing field work, are means by which objectives are achieved.

For an objective or outcome to be measurable, learning a fact, concept, or procedure is implied. In addition, invoking a change central to a students' beliefs moves the learning to the highest level: meta-cognitive knowledge.

Examples taken from OSU Extended Campus distance courses are attached to each category in the Cognitive Process Dimension and the Knowledge Dimension in the taxonomy table below. Click the links to open the example windows:

Bloom's Taxonomy
The Cognitive Process Dimension
The Knowledge
Dimension
Remember Understand Apply Analyze Evaluate Create
Factual
Knowledge
List Summarize Classify Order Rank Combine
Conceptual
Knowledge
Describe Interpret Experiment Explain Assess Plan
Procedural
Knowledge
Tabulate Predict Calculate Differentiate Conclude Compose
Meta-
Cognitive
Knowledge
Appropriate
Use
Execute Construct Achieve Action Actualize

For consultation regarding writing objectives and activities for distance courses, please contact:

Dianna Fisher, Director of Project Development & Training
Office: (541) 737-8658 Cell: (541) 230-4029
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Corvallis, Oregon 97331
 

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