There are three different ways to view the revised model, with thanks again to David A. Sousa in How The Brain Learns:
- Cognitive Processing:
- The lower three levels (Knowledge, Comprehension and Application) describe a convergent thinking process in which the learner recalls and focuses what is known and understood to solve a problem through application.
- The upper three levels (Analysis, Evaluation, and Creation) describe a divergent thinking process in which the learner’s processing results in new insights and discoveries that were not part of the original information.
- Overlapping Levels:
- The upper three levels, which constitute higher level thinking, are seen as fluid and overlapping. This differs from the original view of the Taxonomy, in which the levels were