This TIP provides resources and links to references available on teaching theories.
Bloom's (Revised) Taxonomy
Bloom's (Revised) Taxonomy is a simple, yet powerful, means of checking the level of cognitive skills that you are encouraging to be learnt or would prefer to encourage students to learn. It starts from the lowest level of cognitive learning knowledge memorisation and builds to the highest level of the creation of ideas. For example, check the verbs in your learning outcomes and assessments against the verbs in Bloom's Taxonomy 'Rose'.
Bloom's Review Taxonomy
Generating new ideas, products, or ways of viewing things
Designing, constructing, planning, producing, inventing.
Justifying a decision or course of action
Checking, hypothesising, critiquing, experimenting, judging.
Breaking information into parts to explore understandings and relationships
Comparing, organising, deconstructing, interrogating, finding.
Using information in another familiar situation
Implementing, carrying out, using, executing.
Explaining ideas or concepts
Interpreting, summarising, paraphrasing, classifying, explaining.
Recognising, listing, describing, retrieving, naming, finding.