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Using a Learning Taxonomy to Align Your Course

The Cognitive Process Dimension

The Cognitive Process Dimension reflects Bloom’s categories or levels of learning, going from simple to complex.

  1. Remember: recognizing or recalling relevant knowledge, facts or concepts
  2. Understand: constructing meaning from instructional messages
  3. Apply: using ideas and concepts to solve problems
  4. Analyze: breaking something down into components, seeing relationships and overall structure
  5. Evaluate: making judgments based on criteria and standards
  6. Create: reorganizing diverse elements to form a new pattern or structure

Cognitive Process Dimension
Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy Table

Bloom's Revised Taxonomy Table: The Cognitive Process Dimension reflects Bloom's categories or levels of learning, going from simple to complex.

Let’s look at the cognitive process in more detail. These examples and verbs for each cognitive process level (printable PDF for future reference) can help you determine where specific learning objectives may fit.

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