Bloom’s Taxonomy – Level 3 Apply

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Bloom's TaxonomyLearners effectively apply concepts, principles, methods, rules, laws, theories, and other newly learned information to novel and concrete situations in the form of measurable activity with minimal direction.  In this stage, a change in behavior occurs.  For example, a learner will conduct an effective negotiation session or perform conflict management via role-play.  Learning outcomes require a higher level of understanding than those in the Knowledge and Understand domains. 

Performance Verbs

  • Adopt
  • Apply
  • Avail
  • Carry out
  • Capitalize
  • Change
  • Choose
  • Classify
  • Collect information
  • Compare and contrast
  • Compute
  • Conduct
  • Construct (e.g. charts and graphs)
  • Consume
  • Deduce
  • Demonstrate correct usage of a method or procedure
  • Devote
  • Discover
  • Dramatize
  • Draw conclusions
  • Edit
  • Employ
  • Execute
  • Exercise
  • Exert
  • Exhibit
  • Experiment
  • Exploit
  • Handle
  • Illustrate
  • Implement
  • Interpret
  • Make
  • Make use of the known
  • Manage
  • Manipulate
  • Mobilize
  • Model
  • Modify
  • Operate
  • Organize
  • Paint
  • Perform
  • Practice
  • Predict
  • Prepare
  • Profit by
  • Produce
  • Put into action
  • Put together
  • Put to use
  • Question
  • React
  • Relate
  • Report
  • Respond
  • Role-play
  • Schedule
  • Share
  • Shop
  • Show
  • Sketch
  • Solve problems (real life and mathematical)
  • Take up
  • Translate
  • Try
  • Use
  • Utilize
  • Wield

Examples of Activities or Uses

  • Apply accounting strategies to understand financial documents
  • Apply ideas to new situations
  • Apply laws of statistics to evaluate the reliability of a written test
  • Apply learned information to a new situation
  • Apply rules of correct customer service protocol while interacting with a customer in xyz situation
  • Apply rule to on-the-job situation
  • Apply technique learned to an authentic situation
  • Apply the conflict model as learned in a role play situation
  • Assemble a collection of photographs relating to the topic
  • Capitalize on the idea of a social media marketing – create a social media marketing plan with various tools, promotional materials, and advertising that will promote your social media resources
  • Classify product types
  • Command others step-by-step to perform a new procedure
  • Compare and contrast attitudes toward e-learning today and in the 1990s
  • Conduct a meeting
  • Conduct an experiment
  • Conduct an interview
  • Create a forecast based on newly learned information
  • Describe a situation you have encountered that is similar to the one we just discussed
  • Determine your curriculum outline for a new training program
  • Dub video or TV show
  • Graph information
  • How does the principle of supply and demand affect your business plan
  • Interview colleagues on daily activities
  • Make a diagram, sculpture, illustration, mobile, collage, model, map, cartoon,
  • Operate computer program to obtain a goal or objective
  • Organize the types of fractures from most severe to less severe
  • Participate in virtual simulation
  • Play a computer game with tasks that include application of skills
  • Plan a corporate event with specific company guidelines and budget
  • Presentation
  • Produce a newspaper, article, story, etc.
  • Produce questions
  • Put information in graph form
  • Questioning
    • Provide an instance which ___.
    • How is x related to y?
    • How is x an example of y?
    • How would you use this information?
    • How is x an example of y?
    • How is x related to y?
    • Why is xyz significant?
  • Role-plays
  • Select examples of how “private” social networking can impact one’s “public” internet footprint
  • Select the most appropriate procedure for xyz situation
  • Simulation activities
  • Sketch a picture that relates to your ideas on effective leadership
  • Solve a puzzle
  • Solve problems
    • based on known information
    • Use knowledge from various areas to find solutions to problems
  • Suggest actual uses
  • Upload and share material
  • Use a manual to calculate an employee’s vacation time
  • Using the flow chart you created on handling customer complaints, determine which steps one should take to create customer satisfaction
  • What could you say in xyz situation to overcome objections?
  • Write a business proposal to your finance director
  • Write a telephone conversation between a seller and a client
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Will Technology Take the Place of Face-to-Face Instruction? Let’s Hope Not!

As we all know, technology is opening a lot of doors by allowing learners to get additional training and an education that in the past was not even remotely possible.  While this is definitely a positive step in the right direction, there have also been some controversial viewpoints regarding technology in training and education.  One of the biggest is that human instructors will become obsolete.  While technology can provide learning experiences in ways that a single instructor within a confined classroom of four walls cannot, there are many things a human instructor can provide that learners will never get from a machine. 

I have always and will always believe that learning institutions, schools, and corporate training centers will still need live, face-to-face instruction. Computers and technology may be a means of instruction but it isn’t the end all, be all. We aren’t robots, we are humans, and we still need humans to help facilitate class. Maybe our roles as instructors will change, how we train may change, but as long as we have human beings who need to learn we will need human instructors.

Computers are lifeless machines. They can’t be there to truly motivate learners when they need to be motivated just like my human teachers did when I was in school. Computers may be able to detect student work if it is correct or incorrect and provide clues as to the correct answer or give the correct answer but it can’t provide a teachable moment like a human instructor can. In my own classroom I have guided students who didn’t quite have the answer and led them to the correct answer or solution by asking them questions and probing for more information, why they were thinking in that manner, etc. and they ended up having an “a-ha moment”. It was my gentle, yet persevering guidance that led them to their own discovery, a discovery that they will never forget. A computer can’t watch the eyes or faces of learners and see them in despair if they don’t understand and make adjustments to the lesson or find better ways to teach so they understand. A computer can’t immediately answer questions and personalize the answers based on the learner’s level of understanding.  A computer can’t praise and motivate learners to success and help them cope when they fail or don’t get their way.  A computer or technology can’t teach certain on-the-job skills. There needs to be an intermediary, an instructor, to help guide and ensure learners’ success and to help guide them to become productive in the workplace.  Technology is an invaluable tool and I support elearning 100% but it is not meant to completely replace the human factor. 
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