1. Sensory-motor is the understanding of the external world through sense perception and development of movements as a reaction to stimuli.
2. Cognitive – is the rational or mental or intellectual development. It is subdivided into:
a. Association Learning – acquisition and retention of facts and information establishing relationships among ideas and experiences
b. Problem solving – overcoming difficulties that appear to interfere with the attainment of a goal.
3. Affective (Appreciative) involves experiences that will lift the individual above the tangible values associated with everyday life. It includes the acquisition of attitudes, ideas, judgment, and values. It divides into:
a. Aesthetic appreciative experiences – obtained in the field of music, art and literature.
b. Intellectual appreciative experiences – obtained in the other fields designed for this purpose.