Bloom's Taxonomy of Education and Its Use in Nursing Education

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Bloom's Taxonomy of Education and its use in Nursing Education NUR/427 Bloom's Taxonomy of Education and its use in Nursing Education Introduction Educators have always asked the basic question “Where do we begin in seeking to improve human thinking?” (Houghton, 2004 as cited in Forehand, 2005). One of the most famous men in the field of education is Benjamin Samuel Bloom. He was recognized for his work with Ralph W. Tyler known as Bloom’s Taxonomy. At the American Psychological Association in 1948, Bloom led a group of educators to develop Bloom’s Taxonomy, a method of classification for thinking behaviors believed to be important in the processes of learning (Forehand, 2005). Anderson and Krathwohl (2001) later revised the…show more content…
Bloom’s Taxonomy was revised in 1990’s and it was published in 2001 to make it relevant for the 21st century students and teachers which include several seemingly minor yet actually significant changes (Forehand, 2005). Terminology changes were made in the cognitive domain’s lowest level. The new cognitive domain terminologies are; Remember, Understand, Apply, Analyze, Evaluate and Create. The cognitive domain (Bloom, 1956) involves recalling relevant knowledge, interpreting, carrying out or implementing a procedure, determining how parts relate to others, making judgments and putting the elements together as a coherent or functional whole (Forehand, 2005). For a patient with a chronic disease, education starts with evaluating the knowledge of the patient about his condition. The affective domain involves our emotions, values, and attitudes. The categories in this domain are receiving, responding, valuing, organizing and value concept. This domain pertains to our willing to hear and participate. We learn if we can place value on what we are about to learn and resolve our internal conflicts. How does the patient feel about his chronic condition? Does he value life and will the patient comply with the plan of care. The third and last domain in Bloom’s Taxonomy is psycho-motor. This domain has five categories; Perception,

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