Claire Pring Bloom's Taxonomy

Claire Pring Bloom's Taxonomy

Dance education specialist Claire Pring presents how you can apply Bloom's Taxonomy to teaching dance.

Taxonomy is the practice of categorization or classification. In 1956, Benjamin Bloom with collaborators Englehart, Furst, Hill, and Krathwohl published a framework for categorising educational goals: Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, familiarly known as Bloom’s Taxonomy, this framework has been applied by generations of educators.

The original framework consists of six major categories: Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation. Later versions use verbs to label their categories to describe the cognitive processes. 

Create – Produce new/original work
Evaluate – Justify a decision/opinion
Analyse – Draw connections between ideas
Apply – Use information in new situations
Understand – Explain ideas of concepts
Remember – Recall facts or concepts

So what might these questions look like in the dance setting?


Who is this for? Dance Education, Children and Young People

Created on 06 September 2023

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