Introduction to language

This publication is based on Bloom´s (1956) classification of levels of cognitive development that play a major role in learning. According to Bloom, over 95% of the questions that students find in tests require them to think at the lower levels, which rely on recall and memory. Within the cognitive domain, Bloom identified six levels ranging from the most basic to one, which requires a more sophisticated level of thinking: • Knowledge. Remembering basic information • Comprehension. Explaining the meaning of information • Application. Using abstractions in specific situations • Analysis. Breaking down larger concepts into its component parts • Synthesis. Putting parts together to form a new integrated whole • Evaluation. Making judgments about the merits of ideas, concepts or phenomena. The test bank also was based on David DiBattista´s A Manual for Authors of Multiple choice Testbanks, Brock University, Spring, 2008.
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Gomez, Rosario

Rosario Gomez teaches courses in Spanish language, Translation and Composition, Linguistics and Sociolinguistics in the School of Languages and Literatures.