Aislinn McKenna

Primary Teacher

Wishaw Academy

  • Bloom's Taxonomy

What Happens When Bloom’s Taxonomy is Used in the Classroom?


‘Bloom’s taxonomy provides an important framework for teachers to use to focus on higher order thinking’ (Anon, 2013).

Bloom’s Taxonomy was created by Benjamin Bloom in 1956 and is used regularly in classrooms across the world and it’s claimed to improve higher order thinking skills across all levels of the primary school and beyond has been the topic of much discussion in the teaching profession since its creation in 1956 (Florida, 2015). There is extensive evidence which suggests that Bloom’s Taxonomy can result in many benefits for both the teacher and pupil (Noble, 2004) when it is used regularly. As a result of this, I decided that it was something I wanted to ensure I made use of throughout my time as a Probationer.


The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of using Bloom’s Taxonomy on children’s comprehension during literacy time.

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