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Bloom’s Taxonomy: Friend or Foe?

Bloom’s Taxonomy: Friend or Foe?

I did a 99 second critique of Bloom’s taxonomy at the 2002 ISPI conference and it generated more unsolicited feedback than any other presentation I have made. The response varied from those who completely agreed with me and have abandoned Bloom many years ago to those who are still true believers and avid users. In the 99 seconds presentation I criticized the taxonomy but did not have time to present more valid alternatives. This article summarizes the criticisms and presents two alternative strategies for classifying objectives in order to design appropriate instruction and assessment.