By Joseph Kasser.
This presentation shows that by a slight modification to the current concept of operations of a class in which the students provide the lecture rather than the instructor, the learning experience can be more effective. The modification is called ‘knowledge readings’ which:
Allow students to exercise cognitive skills at levels 3-6 of the upgraded version of Blooms’ taxonomy.
Provide a better learning experience, since learning for the purposes of presentation is a good way of ensuring retention of the knowledge.
Easily identify if students understand the knowledge being taught in the session.
Demonstrate that different people perceive information differently.
Enable the instructor to correct misinterpretations as they arise.
Provide students with the opportunity to practice presentation skills and obtain feedback on content and style.
The major contribution of this presentation is the use of systems engineering to combine the modified Bloom’s taxonomy (Overbaugh and Schultz, 2013) with the often quoted learning pyramid developed in the 1960’s at the National Training Laboratories, Bethel, Maine (Lowery, 2002), and the earlier Dale Cone of Experience (Dale, 1954).