Education is becoming complex day by day. There are lot of objectives and expectations from the education. It essential to understand where the learner is and prepare the customized learning plan accordingly. There are frameworks which help in this.
In 1956, Benjamin Bloom chaired the committee which proposed the Taxonomy and therefore known by his name widely. This taxonomy divided learning objectives into cognitive (knowledge), affective (attitude) and sensory (skills). It classify thinking, learning, and understanding. It proposes a progression in the knowledge acquisition which goes sequentially as Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation.
It is useful educators in planning the learning objectives and assessment. It essential when teachers want to reach higher order learning starting from the lower order cognitive skills.