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Difference between Bloom’s Taxonomy and Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy by Anderson 2001
Bloom’s taxonomy and Anderson’s taxonomy are highly interwoven due to which they are often confused with one another. Due to this confusion, they are sometimes referred to as one and the same but this is something to be avoided at all times.
The development of Anderson’s taxonomy resulted directly from Bloom’s Cognitive taxonomy in actuality with three important characteristics differentiating between the two:
● Bloom uses nouns whereas Anderson uses verbs. It is important to take note of this difference because it affects the way we demonstrate these abilities as things we perform.
● The idea of creativity is introduced by Anderson’s taxonomy. As opposed to Bloom’s taxonomy, he also puts the same at the very top considering it the highest form of learning.
● There is also some relatively minor reshuffling of taxonomic levels.
Differences between Bloom’s Taxonomy and Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy by Anderson
|Bloom’s Taxonomy||Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy|
|1. Knowledge: It refers to remembering or retrieving previously learned material.||Remembering: It refers to retrieving, recalling, or recognizing knowledge from memory.|
|2. Comprehension: It refers to the ability to grasp or construct meaning from material.||Understanding: It refers to the construction of meaning from different types of functions be they written or graphic messages.|
|3. Application: It is the ability to use learned material, or to implement material in new and concrete situations.||Applying: It refers to using a procedure through executing, or implementing.|
|4. Analysis: It refers to the breakdown or distinguishing of the parts of material into its components so that its organizational structure may be better understood.||Analyzing: It refers to breakdown of material or concepts into parts, determining how the parts are related or interrelated to one another or to an overall structure or purpose.|
|5. Synthesis: It refers to the ability to put parts together to form a coherent or unique new whole.||Evaluating: It refers to making judgments based on criteria and standards through checking and critiquing.|
|6. Evaluation: It refers to the ability to judge, check, and even critique the value of material for a given purpose.||Creating: It refers to the uniting elements together to form a coherent or functional whole.|
These are the major differences between Bloom’s Taxonomy and Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy by Anderson 2001.