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The evaluation of thinking skills based on taxonomy of anderson and krathwohl

Tee , Tze Kiong and Md Yunos, Jailani and Mohamad, Baharom and Othman, Widad and Yee , Mei Heong (2010) The evaluation of thinking skills based on taxonomy of anderson and krathwohl. In: The 3rd Regional Conference on Engineering Education (RCEE 2010) and Research in Higher Education 2010 (RHEd 2010), 7-9 June 2010, Kuching, Sarawak.


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Learning activities should involve explicit thinking skills. It is more convenient to categorize thinking skills based on the existing frameworks. The framework that is still considered very useful and popular among educators is Taxonomy Bloom (1956). Bloom's Taxonomy of cognitive domain is categorized into six type of thinking skills (Meyer, 1988; Som and Mohd Dahalan, 1998; Widad and Kandar, 2006). According to Tee et al. (2009), lower order thinking skills are the level of knowledge, understanding and application, while the level of higher order thinking skills are analysis, synthesis and evaluation. However, a revised on Taxonomy Bloom had been done by Bloom’s students, Anderson and Krathwohl in the year of 2001. There are some significant changes based on the revised taxonomy. This article will discuss about the Piaget’s cognitive theory and the differences between cognitive and meta-cognitive. In addition, Bloom's Taxonomy (1956) and Taxonomy of Anderson and Krathwohl (2001) will also be discussed. Besides that, this article will also address the action verbs widely used in each level of thinking skills and thinking skills evaluation tools such as objective tests, essay tests, and rubric.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thinking Skills, Bloom's Taxonomy, Taxonomy of Anderson and Krathwohl, Thinking Skills Evaluation Tools
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Professional Education
Depositing User: Khairunnisa Ahmad
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2010 00:36
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2016 08:23
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/443
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