Cognitive Domain                       Printable Document                     

                         Learning Outcomes Related To Knowledge

Knowledge

Comprehension

Application

Analysis

Synthesis

Evaluation

Student remembers or
recognizes information or specifics as communicated with little personal assimilation.

Student grasps the meaning behind the information and interprets, translates,
or comprehends the
information.

Student uses information to relate and apply it to a new situation with minimal instructor input.

Student discriminates,
organizes, and scrutinizes
assumptions in an attempt to identify evidence for a conclusion.

Student creatively applies knowledge and analysis to integrate concepts or construct an overall theory. 

Student judges or evaluates information based upon standards and criteria, values and opinions.

Cite

Label

List

Enumerate

Identify

Imitate

Match

Name

Quote

Recall

Reproduce

State

Write

Convert

Define

Describe

Discuss

Estimate

Explain

Generalize

Identify

Illustrate

Locate

Paraphrase

Restate

Summarize

Apply

Chart

Compute

Demonstrate

Determine

Dramatize

Establish

Make

Manipulate

Prepare

Project

Solve


Use

Analyze

Compare


Contrast


Correlate

Diagram

Dissect

Differentiate

Distinguish

Infer

Investigate

Limit

Outline

Separate

Assemble

Create

Construct

Design

Develop

Formulate

Generate

Hypothesize

Initiate

Invent

Modify

Reframe

Synthesize

Access

Appraise

Conclude

Critique

Decide

Defend

Diagnose

Evaluate

Judge

Justify

Rank

Recommend

Support

 

 

 

 

 

Basic                                                                                 More Sophisticated

Knowledge                                                                           Higher Level Thinking

Level                                                                                            Critical Thinking

Developed by Janet Fulks and Kate Pluta
Bakersfield College