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Provide a common language about educational goals that can bridge subject matter and grade level.
Serve as ‘touch stone’ for specifying meaning of broad educational goals for the class room.
Help to determine the congruence of goals, class room activities , and assessments.
IMPORTANCE OF TAXONOMY (CONT..)
Provide a panorama of the range of possible educational goals against which the limited breadth and depth of any particular educational curriculum may be contrasted.
BLOOM’S THEORY OR TAXONOMY OF EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
BENJAMIN S. BLOOM -BIOGRAPHY
Benjamin Bloom was born on February 21,1913 in Lansford, Pennsylvania.
He received his bachelor’s and master’s degree from Pennsylvania university in 1935.
In 1940 he became a staff member of the board of examinations at the university of Chicago.
In march 1942 he received his Ph.D. in education from Chicago University.
BENJAMIN S. BLOOM-BIOGRAPHY (CONT..)
In 1956, Benjamin Bloom headed a group of educational psychologists (M.D. Englehart, E.J. Furst, W.H. Hill and David Karathwhol) were published ‘The taxonomy of educational objectives, the classification of educational goals, Hand 1: cognitive domain. (a classification of levels of intellectual behavior important in learning.. )
In 1959 he became university examiner.
He was also served as educational adviser in India.
Bloom died in 1999.
3 “domains” Of Bloom’s Taxonomy
Bloom identified 3 “domains” of learning that apply to the student.
PSYCHOMOTOR “ about skill” Concerned with Psychomotor skills. AFFECTIVE “ about attitudes and skills” Concerned with attitudes, Values, appreciations and interests . COGNITIVE “ about knowing” Concerned with knowledge and intellectual abilities. THE THREE DOMAINS OF BLOOM’S TAXONOMY
THE COGNITIVE DOMAIN
Bloom identified six levels within the cognitive domain, from the simple recall or recognition of facts, as the lowest level, through increasingly more complex and abstract mental levels, to the highest order which is classified as evaluation. Each of which divided into subcategories also.
THE AFFECTIVE DOMAIN
THE AFFECTIVE DOMAIN RECEIVING OR ATTENDING RESPONDING VALUING ORGANIZATION CHARACTERIZATION