The hierarchy of Bloom's Taxonomy is a widely accepted framework that guides learners through the cognitive learning process. Bloom's Taxonomy is often described as a pyramid, with simple knowledge-based recall at the base. Bloom’s taxonomy of learning objectives is used to define how well a skill or competency is learned or mastered. Here are the 6 levels of Bloom's Taxonomy:

  • At Knowledge Level of Learning a student can define terms.
  • At Comprehension Level of Learning a student can work assigned problems and can example what they did.
  • At Application Level of Learning a student recognizes what methods to use and then use the methods to solve problems.
  • At Analysis Level of Learning a student can explain why the solution process works.
  • At Synthesis Level of Learning a student can combine the parts of a process in new and useful ways.
  • At Evaluation Level of Learning a student can create a variety of ways to solve the problem and then, based on established criteria, select the solution method best suited for the problem.