Bloom's Taxonomy in the Classroom

Overview of Bloom's Taxonomy

Bloom’s Taxonomy is a classification of intellectual objectives and skills essential to learning.  It is basically about teaching students to think critically.

First developed by Benjamin Bloom in the 1950s, Bloom’s Taxonomy has been used in worldwide classrooms for over 5 decades.

For many years, teachers have been using Bloom’s Taxonomy to:

  • structure lessons
  • guide learning
  • assess students’ performance

The goal of Bloom’s Taxonomy has always been to help learners develop higher order thinking skills.

Bloom’s Taxonomy has been revised and updated to reflect the current educational practices that include the integration of technology. The new hierarchy is a reflection of the skills, knowledge, and expertise students should master to succeed in the 21st century.