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Quality Initiatives of IQAC - 2015-16

                                      Workshop on Bloom’s Taxonomy for  faculty

Resource Person:

Dr Viswanadha Raju

Prof of CSE

JNTU, Hyderabad

Date: 19th December, 2015


As a part of training on Outcome based education IQAC has organised a workshop on Bloom’s Taxonomy. The entire faculty attended the programme. The resource person briefly explained the history and significance of Bloom’s taxonomy.


Bloom’s taxonomy is a classification system, introduced in 1956, used to define and distinguish different levels of human cognition - thinking, learning, and understanding. Educators have typically used Bloom’s taxonomy to inform or guide the development of assessment/tests, curriculum and instructional methods such as questioning strategies.


In 2001 a revised version of Bloom’s taxonomy called is introduced.  The “Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy,” as it is commonly called, was intentionally designed to be more useful to educators and to reflect the common ways in which it had come to be used.


The goal of an educator using Bloom's taxonomy is to encourage higher-order thought in their students by building up from lower-level cognitive skills. Behavioural and cognitive learning outcomes are given to highlight how Bloom's taxonomy can be incorporated into larger-scale educational goals or guidelines.


Bloom's Taxonomy in the Classroom infused with technology, is an effective way to develop engaging learning activities to improve teaching and learning. It can also be used as a tool to differentiate instruction in our classrooms to meet the needs of all students.


He further discussed about the action verbs in the revised Bloom’s taxonomy. These are very important in outcome based education as all the course outcomes, the questions in the examination papers start with the action verbs. The speaker explained about all the action verbs used at various levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. At the end of the programme all the faculty could get a comprehensive idea about the action verbs and their usage at various stages.