Comprehension (Level 2)
Comprehension is defined as the ability to grasp the meaning of material. These learning
outcomes are more complex than simple recall of information and represent the lowest level of
EXAMPLE: Explain the use of oral questions in a lesson introduction.
Application (Level 3)
Application is the ability to apply learning in new and concrete ways. Application differs
rom comprehension in that application shows that a student can use (apply) learning correctly.
EXAMPLE: Demonstrate effective communication skills and techniques.
Analysis (Level 4)
Analysis is the ability to separate material into its component parts to arrive at an
understanding of its organizational structure. Analysis requires a higher level of understanding
than either comprehension or application.
Learning outcomes that involve decision making,
problem solving, or troubleshooting skills normally require this level of understanding.
Synthesis (Level 5)
Synthesis refers to
Distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate
the ability to reason from the general to the particular. Synthesis stresses
creative behavior that combines many parts into a meaningful whole.
Prepare self, materials, and environment to deliver
Evaluation (Level 6)
Evaluation involves the ability to judge the value of material based on defined criteria.
Learning outcomes of this category contain elements of all the other cognitive categories in
addition to value judgments. This category represents the highest level of understanding within
the cognitive domain.
Evaluate the effectiveness of another instructors
When using the objectives in this domain, you must make sure they are realistic. You must