Bloom’s Taxonomy

Bloom’s Taxonomy is a way of categorizing questions that often occur in an educational environment. Though Bloom’s Taxonomy was not originally created for gifted education, it can be applied to this field in numerous ways. The Taxonomy progresses with 1 being the most shallow and 6 being the most depth.

1. Knowledge: Memorization. This level of questioning involves questions that ask for definitions, lists, and descriptions.

2. Comprehension: Understanding. This level of questioning involves questions that ask for summaries, discussion and comparison.

3. Application: Use. Involves questions that ask for demonstrations, illustrations, and experiments.

4. Analysis: Recognize. Involves connections, classifications, and inferences.

5. Synthesis: Conclude. Questions that ask for modification, substitutions, and generalizations.

6. Evaluation: The highest level of question asks for recommendations, rankings, and convincing.

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