Blooms Taxonomy

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Bloom’s Taxonomy

Eric Peppers, RN

NUR/427 Version 4
Health and Chronic Disease Management October 22, 2012

Aimee Yager, RN, MSN, CPNP

Bloom’s Taxonomy

In 1956, Benjamin Bloom led a consortium of researchers to identify domains associated with educational learning activities. The domains were labeled cognitive, affective and psychomotor. Nursing education is driven by patient outcomes. In the modern era, healthcare providers are not only reimbursed for their care through a series of audits which gather information to justify the patient stay, but are also graded by surveying agencies on their quality of care. This focus has crossed over into the training level of nurses. When I think of Bloom’s application in nursing education, I recall the care plans we developed as student nurses. I do not recall specifically learning about Bloom’s Taxonomy, however this current research into the subject has caused much reflection, which leads me to the conclusion we were taught this concept. Critical thinking is at the heart of self-care just as much as it is at the heart of nursing. Larkin proposed, “some researchers argue critical thinking cannot be taught”, (Larkin and Burtin, 2008). Cognitive Domain

The knowledge-based domain of the taxonomy is the cognitive domain. The learner is expected to gain knowledge from various types of stimuli including but not limited to oral, written or graphic information. Utilizing instructions, they should be able to carry out a task. Determining how the parts of a system relate is the beginning of comprehension. Understanding the system components allows the learner to make judgments and reach measureable objectives. Affective Domain

Through receiving, responding, valuing, organizing, internalizing of the information, the learner actively participates in the learning process. They are no longer just receiving information but are now actively involved. Through feedback, the...
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