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Learning Task Decision Table

As you develop your activities and challenges, consider using this table to select verbs (the process) and nouns (the product) to help you develop learning tasks. Each column represents one level of thinking in the cognitive domain. The second row identifies possible process verbs, and the third row contains possible products.

Activity Construction Table
Cognitive Ability Recall
(recalling information)
Comprehension
(translating, interpreting, and extrapolating)
Application
(to situations that are new or have a new slant for students)
Analysis
(breaking down into parts, forms)
Synthesis
(combining elements into a pattern not clearly there before)
Evaluation
(according to some set of criteria, and state why)
Process
  • select
  • describe
  • list
  • name
  • define
  • memorize
  • recognize
  • identify
  • locate
  • recite
  • state
  • label
  • match
  • restate
  • paraphrase
  • rewrite
  • give example
  • express
  • illustrate
  • interpret
  • interrelate
  • explain
  • extend
  • defend
  • distinguish
  • summarize
  • organize
  • generalize
  • prepare
  • produce
  • dramatize
  • choose
  • modify
  • use
  • sketch
  • apply
  • solve
  • show
  • paint

  • compare
  • analyze
  • classify
  • survey
  • distinguish
  • categorize
  • differentiate
  • subdivide
  • point out
  • infer
  • select

  • design
  • combine
  • role play
  • construct
  • produce
  • originate
  • compose
  • hypothesize
  • develop
  • create
  • plan
  • organize
  • invent

  • judge
  • relate
  • weigh
  • criticize
  • support
  • evaluate
  • consider
  • critique
  • recommend
  • summarize
  • appraise
  • compare

Product
  • events
  • people
  • recordings
  • newspapers
  • magazine articles
  • television shows
  • radio
  • text readings
  • films/videos
  • a play
  • blogs
  • podcasts
  • speech
  • graph
  • diagram
  • photograph
  • own statement
  • tape recording
  • drama
  • skit
  • cartoon
  • story
  • model
  • outline
  • compare
  • conclusion
  • implication based on data
  • summary
  • analogy
  • causal relationships
  • diagram
  • sculpture
  • photograph
  • illustration
  • paper which follows outline
  • a solution
  • a question
  • a map
  • a list
  • forecast
  • a project
  • a drama
  • a painting

  • report
  • survey
  • graph
  • questionnaire
  • an argument
  • words defined
  • parts of propaganda statement identified
  • a conclusion checked
  • a syllogism broken down

  • article
  • invention
  • report
  • game
  • song
  • experiment
  • play
  • book
  • set of rules, principles or standards
  • speculate on or plan alternative courses of action
  • a formulation of hypothesis or question

  • conclusion
  • self-evaluation
  • recommendation
  • group discussion
  • court trial
  • survey
  • evaluation
  • a standard compared
  • a standard established
  • valuing

Based on Bloom’s Taxonomy

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This entry was posted on March 31, 2007 by in Instructional Design, Tip Jar.

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