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)


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