Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy puts into writing what art teachers have known for years: It is much more difficult and a higher order of thinking to create something new rather than to apply evaluation to it.
Why should you post the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy in your art room? You can use it as a visual reminder for yourself. You can refer to it when asking students to identify the levels at which they are working throughout a project and during critique. It is also beneficial to have it on display and refer to it when you are evaluated by an administrator.
The original hierarchy, beginning at the lowest level, was knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. The revised hierarchy starts from the lowest leevl with remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing, evaluating, and creating.
For teacher workshops, I often do a presentation on this and have teachers make original posters to display in their rooms. Thanks to Denise Clyne Ruch for the poster-making idea!
Bloom's Taxonomy is a multi-tiered model of classifying thinking according to six cognitive levels of complexity, first published in 1956. Bloom's six major categories were changed from noun to verb forms in 2001.