Bloom's Taxonomy

Bloom's Taxonomy is a model for categorizing educational goals, intending to encourage higher-order thinking in education, such as analyzing and evaluating concepts rather than just memorizing facts.

Bloom's Taxonomy, developed by Benjamin Bloom, is structured into six levels of learning. These levels, from the simplest to the most complex, include Remember, Understand, Apply, Analyze, Evaluate, and Create.

For example, in the 'Analyze' level, a person might examine a piece of literature, break down its elements, identify patterns, etc. At 'Evaluate', they could form judgments about its value, perhaps comparing it to other works. Finally, at the 'Create' level, they might try to construct their original piece.

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education. - Martin Luther King Jr.

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