Blooms Taxonamy Essay

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Bloom's Taxonomy Research Michael A. Peto NUR/427 July 8, 2013 Amy Prichard Bloom's Taxonomy Research Paper Our primary goal as nurses is good patient outcomes; this can be achieved by obtaining good skills and knowledge. Bloom’s taxonomy, introduced in 1956 and revised in 2001, is a method of classification in which educators can identify with students. As a student acquires more knowledge and skill, he or she moves along the continuum to higher levels of learning and understanding. There are three domains of classification cognitive, affective, and psychomotor, each contain five to six subclasses. The cognitive domain or the knowledge base domain has six subclasses starting with remembering. The very basis of this domain is simple recall of information learned. Nurses start here remembering names of medications and which disease process they are used for. As nurses gain more knowledge, they move up the domain to understand, apply, analyze, and evaluate. When nurses reach this level they understand how medications affect the body and why they are used and if they are seeing the expected outcome. This leads to the top of the domain which is create, nurses at this level are active participants within the health care team devising a plan of care for their individual patients. The affective domain or the feelings domain is made up of five subclasses. The first of these classes is receiving, at this level nurses are ready to learn and receive whatever is necessary for them to be successful. As learning progresses nurses start to respond to and value information, organize what is learned and finally internalize. At this level nurses have a commitment to their value system that guides them making them self-reliant and mature. The last domain is psychomotor or the hands on skill base, at the beginning of this domain, learners watch and imitate behaviors

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