Bloom’s Taxonomy was created by Benjamin Bloom in 1956 and is used regularly in classrooms today. This taxonomy is split into six different categories: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation (Armstrong, online). Evidence suggests that Bloom’s Taxonomy results in many benefits for both the teacher and pupil (Noble, 2004). As a probationer teacher I was interested in this taxonomy due to the progression it offered and carried out an enquiry to investigate the effect Bloom’s Taxonomy can have within a classroom.
The aim of this enquiry was to introduce and use Bloom’s Taxonomy within my class during their topic lessons and record the impact it had on a focus group of mixed ability pupils.