
This course is an introductory level science course, which typically means the students are expected to remember, understand, apply, and at times analyze the concepts covered in the course. These expectations correspond to the first four levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy, a tool for categorizing thinking and learning, also known as cognition. Further into your academic timeline you will take courses with higher numbers and greater focus on the upper levels. However, to better prepare you for success in a complex world, this course may also use guided projects to expose you to the higher level cognitive processes.

This course focuses on the lower portion Bloom’s Taxonomy, but at times you will have the opportunity to analyze, evaluate, and create. Be sure to use your instructor as a resource while working at any cognitive level.

The following table uses the concept of conservation of energy to illustrate of how students might be expected to participate in each level of Bloom’s Taxonomy within an introductory physics course.

Connection of cognitive levels to various actions performed in this course.

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