Bloom’s taxonomy, action verbs for objectives setting


Bloom is categorizing action verbs in 6 groups:

Knowledge: acquire, attend, choose, collect, complete, copy, define, describe, detect, differentiate, distinguish, duplicate, find, identify, imitate, indicate, isolate, label, list, mark, match, name, order, outline, place, recall, recognize, reproduce, select, state, underline

Comprehension: arrange, categorize, change, chart, cite, circle, classify, compile, conclude, convert, defend, demonstrate, determine, diagram, differentiate, distinguish, document, draw, edit, estimate, explain, extend, extrapolate, fill in, follow, formulate, gather, generalize, give example, give in own, words, illustrate, infer, interpolate, interpret, itemize, locate, make, organize, paraphrase, predict, prepare, quote, read, rearrange, record, relate, reorder, rephrase, represent, restate, rewrite, summarize, translate, update
Application: apply, calculate, change, choose, classify, compute, conduct, construct, demonstrate, develop, discover, employ, generalize, manipulate, modify, operate, organize, predict, prepare, produce, relate, restructure, show, solve, transfer, use

Analysis: analyze, appraise, break down, categorize, classify, combine, compare, conclude, contrast, criticize, deduce, defend, detect, diagram, differentiate, discriminate, distinguish, evaluate, formulate, generate, identify, illustrate, induce, infer, outline, paraphrase, plan, point out, present, question, recognize, relate, save, select, separate, shorten, structure, subdivide

Synthesis: alter, calculate, categorize, change, classify, combine, compile, compose, conduct, constitute, construct, create, deduce, derive, design, devise, develop, discover, discuss, document, expand, explain, formulate, generalize, generate, modify, organize, originate, paraphrase, plan, predict, produce, propose, rearrange, reconstruct, relate, reorganize, revise, rewrite, signify, simplify, specify, summarize, synthesize, systematize, tell, transmit

Evaluation: appraise, argue, assess, compare, conclude, consider, contrast, critique, decide, describe, discriminate, explain, interpret, judge, justify, recommend, relate, standardize, summarize, validate


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