Bloom’s Taxonomy

Use performance-based language from Bloom’s Taxonomy to describe success.

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If you are in the instructional design field, you may have heard of Bloom’s Taxonomy. But have you ever had the opportunity to learn what it is and why it is so critical to the field of adult learning? As an instructional designer, trainer, or other learning professional, understanding this foundational topic can help you better define learning outcomes and write effective learning objectives. Take this on-demand course for a quick primer on each level of The Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy for the Knowledge Domain. Then, learn how you can apply it to your learning events.

Learn how performance at each level of The Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy for the Knowledge Domain contributes to success on the job. Explore how a learning professional can use the taxonomy to define appropriate performance and craft learning objectives aligned with the appropriate level of the taxonomy for on-the-job success.

Progress through each level of Bloom’s Knowledge Domain to learn how the foundational skills of remembering and understanding work together to support application. Learn how the lower levels work together to support the higher-level thinking skills of analyzing, evaluating, and creating.

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Course Information
Why You Should Attend?
  • Expand your knowledge of adult learning and take a deep dive into this foundational instructional design concept.
  • Discover the levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy and how the levels relate to one another.
  • Hear experts share their knowledge and experience about defining behavior using the levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy.
  • Learn how to apply Bloom’s Taxonomy to your learning events.
What to Expect?

Flexible Content: Access the content at the time and pace that works best for you. Revisit and review previous content at any time during your access period.

Tools and Templates: Download tools and templates to help you apply what you learned.

Who Should Attend?

New learning professionals or others who wish to learn more about writing learning objectives that use performance-based language. This could include instructional designers or trainers, but also managers responsible for individuals’ learning or subject matter experts who have been asked to help others learn.

ATD Education programs are designed primarily for learning professionals—trainers, instructional designers, and organizational development practitioners—but also greatly benefit anyone within an organization who is responsible for developing others, from managers to human resources specialists.

What Will I Learn?

At the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Define each of the domains in Bloom’s Taxonomy.
  • Describe how each level of Bloom's Taxonomy targets a higher level of thinking.
  • Describe content and activities that are appropriate for each level of Bloom’s Taxonomy.
  • Critique the effectiveness of learning objectives.
  • Write learning objectives that use what you’ve learned about Bloom’s Taxonomy.
How Long Is This Course?

Take anytime, anywhere (12 months online access)

Can I Earn Credit?

Earn .1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program. This program may be eligible for up to 1 CPLP recertification points. This program may be eligible for up to 1 APTD recertification points.

What Is The Attendance Policy?

Full completion of the program within the one-year access period is mandatory in order to receive 0.1 CEUs. Participants who complete all aspects of the program will see their completion status reflected on their transcript in the ATD Learning Portal.

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