Bloom’s revised taxonomy and learning outcomes

Bloom’s revised taxonomy provides a framework that will enable you to identify the cognitive levels of learning as well as providing examples of clear, precise language to write learning outcomes.

The structure of a learning outcome

Introduction   +   verb    +   object   +   modifier (as appropriate).


Remembering
Understanding
Applying
Analysing
Evaluating
Creating

Example – Level 1: remembering

Introduction

On completion of/at the end of this module/unit/topic/activity, you/learners will be able to

Verb

arrange

Object

the food items from high to low

Modifier

in order of their calorific values.


Verb

describe

Object

the identifying features of

Modifier

the main rock groups.


Verb

label

Object

a diagram of

Modifier

the eye.

Example – Level 2: understanding

Introduction

On completion of/at the end of this module/unit/topic/activity, you/learners will be able to

Verb

compare and contrast

Object

different weather systems

Modifier

using computer generated data.


Verb

interpret

Object

construction engineering principles

Modifier

as applied to structural drawings.


Verb

summarise

Object

the key behaviourist theories

Modifier

in relation to an early education environment.

Example – Level 3: applying

Introduction

On completion of/at the end of this module/unit/topic/activity, you/learners will be able to

Verb

apply

Object

legal and ethical principles

Modifier

to the development of a code of conduct.


Verb

prepare

Object

an economic forecast

Modifier

based on current market conditions.


Verb

conduct

Object

a complete check of

Modifier

equipment.

Example – Level 4: analysing

Introduction

On completion of/at the end of this module/unit/topic/activity, you/learners will be able to

Verb

catalogue

Object

legal and ethical principles

Modifier

in a care environment.


Verb

determine

Object

the key elements of

Modifier

a sound business plan.


Verb

differentiate between

Object

management and leadership.

Modifier

 


Verb

plot

Object

a graph

Modifier

to show the connectivity between components.

Example – Level 5: evaluating

Introduction

On completion of/at the end of this module/unit/topic/activity, you/learners will be able to

Verb

evaluate

Object

the financial viability of

Modifier

a business.


Verb

review and assess

Object

legal judgements

Modifier

in property law.


Verb

Identify and justify

Object

appropriate courses of action

Modifier

in relation to specific industrial disputes.

Example – Level 6: creating

Introduction

On completion of/at the end of this module/unit/topic/activity, you/learners will be able to

Verb

create

Object

a protocol

Modifier

for conducting an job interview.


Verb

develop

Object

an action plan

Modifier

to implement a communications policy.


Verb

formulate

Object

sound arguments

Modifier

on the value of intercession in cases of …

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