Higher Level Thinking
According to Bloom’s Taxonomy, human thinking skills can be broken down into the following six categories:
- Knowledge: remembering or recalling appropriate, previously learned information to draw out factual (usually right or wrong) answers.
- Comprehension: grasping or understanding the meaning of informational materials.
- Application: applying previously learned information (or knowledge) to new and unfamiliar situations.
- Analysis: breaking down information into parts, or examining (and trying to understand the organizational structure of) information.
- Synthesis: applying prior knowledge and skills to combine elements into a pattern not clearly there before.
- Evaluation: judging or deciding according to some set of criteria, without real right or wrong answers.
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