Under Bloom’s Taxonomy, there are four distinct knowledge dimensions. The first two types (factual and conceptual) constitute the low-level knowledge of what, and the last two high-level knowledge types (procedural and metacognitive) constitute the knowledge of how to.
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- knowledge of terminology
- knowledge of specific elements and details
Example: student defines manual muscle testing
- knowledge of subject-specific skills, techniques, and methods
- knowledge of criteria for determining when to use appropriate procedures
Example: Student is able to perform a manual muscle test
- knowledge of categories and classifications
- knowledge of generalizations and principles
- knowledge of models, theories, and structures
Example: Student understands relationship between muscle function and manual muscle testing
- strategic knowledge
- knowledge of cognitive tasks, including appropriate conditional and contextual knowledge
Example: Student performs and is able to explain why a specific manual muscle test was used