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Using a Learning Taxonomy to Align Your Course

What is the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy? A matrix with types and levels of knowledge.

Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy is a tool for defining learning objectives, planning instruction and choosing assessments. It combines the original levels of learning (across the top) with types of knowledge (on the left).

Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy

Bloom's Revised Taxonomy matrix combines the original levels of learning with types of knowledge

How does the taxonomy table help me? It helps you plot a good course.

We mentioned that an aligned course helps students achieve learning goals by matching learning activities to learning objectives and assessments to student learning. The taxonomy table gives you a framework for plotting objectives, activities and assessments and helps you:

Now let’s look at each dimension in more detail. >>>

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