April 26, 2012
Laurie Baumgartner RN, MSN, NP, CNS, CCRN
Bloom’s Taxonomy will be examined in this paper. The application of the taxonomy in nursing education will be identified. There are three domains within Bloom’s taxonomy. These domains will examined in detail. There will also be references to validate how the taxonomy is used in nursing education. Bloom’s Taxonomy
Benjamin Bloom was an educator at University of Chicago. Bloom along with several educators constructed Bloom’s Taxonomy of educational objectives. The taxonomy was developed to provide learning objectives for teachers and students. The taxonomy consists of three separate domains; cognitive domain, affective domain, and psychomotor domain. Each domain explores five to six levels of learning objectives. The taxonomy is a hierarchy. Each level that exists within each domain must be achieved before the next (Forehand, 2008). Bloom’s Taxonomy in Nursing Education
The three domains of the taxonomy and how they can be used in educating patients will be explored. Cognitive Domain
The cognitive domain consists of six levels that relate to simple recall to complexity of evaluating information. A post operative patient being discharged home from having a cholecystectomy. The nurse uses the six levels of this domain in her education. The nurse emphasizes the discharge instructions. Keep dressing dry and clean, eat non fatty foods, and to call MD if wound is red and draining. Remember: The patient recognizes the instructions from his pre operative appointment with the surgeon. Understands: The patient understands the importance of the instructions. To enable him/her to regain optimum health. Apply: The patient explains the foods that are allowed on a non fatty food diet. Analyze: The patient inquires about anything that needs clarification. Evaluate: The patient determines if he/she...