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Applying the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy to a Medical-surgical Nursing Lesson

Su, Whei Ming MA, RN, CCRN; Osisek, Paul J. MS, MEd; Starnes, Beth MS, RN


The Revised Bloom's Taxonomy provides a 2-dimensional framework for classifying cognitive learning. Classifying learning objectives by knowledge type in relation to cognitive process helps educators obtain a better understanding about intended learning, and enables them to design appropriate instruction and assessment methods. The authors demonstrate use of the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy to achieve congruence among intended learning, instructional activities, and assessment methods while teaching diagnostic reasoning for clients with myocardial infarction.

Associate Professor of Nursing (Ms Su); Associate Professor of Developmental Studies (Mr Osisek); Visiting Assistant Professor of Nursing (Ms Starnes), Purdue University North Central, Westville, Ind.

Corresponding Author: Ms Su, Purdue University North Central, 14015 US 421, Westville, IN 46391 (

© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.