Benjamin Bloom is recognised as the the leader in the pursuit of defining educational objectives early this century. Developing a classification system (a taxonomy) of educational objectives, Bloom divided his findings into three domains;

Bloom listed six basic objectives within the COGNITIVE domain:

1. Knowledge – remembering or recognising something previously encountered without necessarily understanding, using, or changing it.
2. Comprehension – understanding the material being communicated without necessarily relating it to anything else.
3. Application – using general concept to solve a particular problem. Continue reading