Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs

Verbs to consider for use in Course Learning Objectives. 









Bloom’s Definition: Remembering previously learned information Grasping the meaning of information Applying knowledge to actual situations Breaking down objects or ideas into simpler parts and seeing how the parts relate and are organized Rearranging component ideas into a new whole Making judgments based on internal evidence or external criteria Sensitivity/willingness to receive (awareness w/o assessment, willingness to suspend judgment);  Actively respond (comply, commit, internal satisfaction);  Value (acceptance of worth, preference);  Organize (when values conflict)
Verbs: Arrange, define, describe, duplicate, identify, label, list, match, memorize, name, order, outline, recognize, relate, recall, repeat, reproduce, select, state Classify, convert, defend, describe, discuss, distinguish, estimate, explain, express, extend, generalized, give example(s), identify, indicate, infer, locate, paraphrase, predict, recognize, rewrite, report, restate, review, select, summarize, translate Apply, change, choose, compute, demonstrate, discover, dramatize, employ, illustrate, interpret, manipulate, modify, operate, practice, predict, prepare, produce, relate schedule, show, sketch, solve, use, write Analyze, appraise, breakdown, calculate, categorize, compare, contrast, criticize, diagram, differentiate, discriminate, distinguish, examine, experiment, identify, illustrate, infer, model, outline, point out, question, relate, select, separate, subdivide, test Arrange, assemble, categorize, collect, combine, comply, compose, construct, create, design, develop, devise, explain, formulate, generate, plan, prepare, propose, rearrange, reconstruct, relate, reorganize, revise, rewrite, set up, summarize, synthesize, tell, write Appraise, argue, assess, attach, choose, compare, conclude, contrast, defend, describe, discriminate, estimate, evaluate, explain, judge, justify, interpret, relate, predict, rate, select, summarize, support, value Accept, challenge, defend, respect, question, support, enjoy