Introduction and Background:
In the 1956, Benjamin Bloom, an educational psychologist working at the Universtiy of Chicago, developed his taxonomy of Educational Objectives. His taxonomy of learningobjectives has become a key tool in structuring and understanding the learning process.He proposed that learning fitted into one of three psychological domains (see belowillustration 1):
domain – processing information, knowledge and mental skills
domain – Attitudes and feelings
domain – manipulative, manual or physical skillsBenjamin Bloom is best know for,
which examines looks at thecognitive domain. This domain categorises and orders thinking skills and objectives. Histaxonomy follows the thinking process.
; You can not understand a concept if you do not first remember it, similarly youcan not apply knowledge and concepts if you do not understand them. It is a continuumfrom Lower Order Thinking Skills (LOTS) to Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS). BloomAndrew Churches3 19/02/09
Illustration 1: Bloom's three psychological domains