The Three Types Of Cognitive Domains

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There are many theories of a learning development. This paper will focus on the three types of learning domains: cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains. This paper will give an explanation of each domain by providing a connection between the subjects and making the relevant comparison. To show this connection this paper will describe the similarities and differences of each domain. Before there can be a connection, one must understand what each domain means and who developed them. Benjamin Bloom developed all three of the domains, when he divided educational objectives into different categories and so Bloom’s Taxonomy, was born or developed in 1956. Cognitive domain is a compilation of six categories of a hierarchy of learning. The original six categories listed from the most complex to the simplest: evaluation, synthesis, analysis, application, comprehension, and knowledge. In 2000 one of Blooms former students reevaluated the cognitive domain and redeveloped the hierarchy. The new hierarchy includes six categories also; they are (listed from the most complex to the simplest): creating, evaluating, analyzing, applying, understanding, and remembering. Bloom believed that before a person can move up the hierarchy of learning, one must complete …show more content…
The psychomotor domain will include the development of any type of movement; this is the “doing” domain. There is also a hierarchy in this domain it consists of four stages: action or elementary movement, coordination which is ones synchronized movement, formation otherwise described as an individuals bodily movements and lastly the production stage that combines the development of verbal and nonverbal movement. This domain is important to the cognitive learning process and is connected to the cognitive student that learns through movement and performance. (Merritt,

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