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Choosing the Right Verb for Your Learning Objective

Bloom’s Taxonomy is a hierarchical classification of the different objectives and skills that educators set for students. In Bloom’s Taxonomy, each level is built on the previous levels. This means learning at the higher levels is dependent on attaining knowledge and skills at lower levels.

There are certain action verbs that correspond with each classification as well as appropriate assessment methods, as highlighted in the table below. Download a printable version.

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  1. Almerabi says:

    The printable version is not available to download, the link says “We’re sorry, that page doesn’t exist.” That is for Bloom’s Taxonomy’s hierarchical classification of the different objectives and skills.

    1. Maggie Vanmoorleghem says:

      This should be fixed. Thank you!

  2. Swande Joseph says:

    This piece of work is awesome and perfect.

  3. Melissa says:

    This is a great quick reference tool!

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