Bloom Meets Maslow: Jack and the Beanstalk 2010


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This was an OUTLINE I used to present the concept that Bloom's Taxonomy and Maslow's Needs Hierarchy should be used together with learning styles to provide a rich more effective learning experience.

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Bloom Meets Maslow: Jack and the Beanstalk 2010

  1. 1. Jack & the Beanstalk Meets Bloom: @JD Cogmon, MSED Rev. 2011
  2. 2. Educational Scaffolding  After this brief presentation you should have an idea of the following concepts: Educational Scaffolding Bloom’s Taxonomy Maslow’s Needs Pyramid Teacher Paradox
  3. 3. The Goal!
  4. 4. How do we get to the Goal?  Gomoodleikiog  Google  Moodle  Wikis  Blog  Interactive Learning can be used as a scaffold for understanding  Bloom’s Taxonomy (1956)  Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (Needs Pyramid)  Teacher paradox
  5. 5. A brief word…  “Like the blind men confronting the elephant, we sometimes perceive the Internet as a highway, other times as an arcade or playground, and still other times as the ultimate shopping trip.”  With such a large canvas of complexity, we need scaffolding to paint the best picture for ourselves.
  6. 6. Scaffolding  “Scaffolding refers to a temporary support framework used during construction. Applied to teaching and learning it describes measures to support a learner to become confident and self-reliant in a subject. In a Web environment scaffolding features need to replace the instructor.”  Pahl, C. (2002). An Evaluation of Scaffolding for Virtual Interactive Tutorials. Retrieved from ERIC database.
  7. 7.  Bloom’s Taxonomy re-written from nouns to verbs. (Anderson & Krathwohl, 2002)  “Creating” is now at the TOP! Bloom’s Taxonomy: The Ideal
  8. 8. Maslow’s Needs Pyramid Computer/internet connections Know how to read and write Know when assignments are due Know expectations of assignments Have examples of expected work How would you arrange these phrases to excel at Learning/networking?
  9. 9. Teacher Paradox  The more you teach a subject the better you learn a subject. This is a motivation to take the gomoodleikiog approach!  As students ascend Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Bloom’s Taxonomy learning the material, they become better teachers. (The Giant is represented by Synthesis and/or Self-Actualization at the top of each respective pyramid.)
  10. 10. Questions:  What are examples for Motivating students?  How does a teacher?:  Emphasize Effort?  Create hope?  Respect Power?  Build Relationships?  Express Enthusiasm?
  11. 11. Tips!  Identify the student’s learning style  Identify individual motivations for learners in your class or workshop.  Emphasize Effort  Create hope  Respect Power  Build Relationships  Express Enthusiasm
  12. 12. Conclusion  Mastering Bloom’s Taxonomy is a challenge that can be overcome with educational scaffolding.  The same theory can be applied to all other forms of learning with the use of interactive tools to move from knowing and understanding to creation/actualization.  The use of Maslow’s needs hierarchy in conjunction with Bloom’s taxonomy can assist the instructor in meeting the challenge of teaching students of all ages.  Many subjects are challenging like a giant, and students can be victorious if the instructor chooses the right tools for scaffolding. Interaction is one of the best scaffolding tools there are to ascend both pyramids.  This analysis intentionally leaves assessment out as assessment is a whole presentation on its own. Finding out the fundamentals in this presentation sets the stage for creating a good assessment feedback loop, also known as a complex adaptive science.  Now that Jack has met Bloom and Maslow, maybe I can introduce him to Gagné, Hootstein, Piaget and more? Thank you for your time
  13. 13. References  Mendler, A. (2000). Motivating students who don't care: Successful techniques for educators. Bloomington, IN: National Education Service.  Schools, skills and scaffolding on the web Retrieved 1/19/2010, 2010, from  Anderson, L. W., & Krathwohl, D. R. (Eds.). (2001). A taxonomy for learning, teaching and assessing: A revision of Bloom's Taxonomy of educational objectives: Abridged Edition, New York : Longman.  Gomoodleiki  Bloom’s Taxonomy, 1956, y  Maslow’s Needs Pyramid Interactive Quiz  g/index.php?title=Blooms_Taxonomy_Tutorial_FLASH (favorite)
  14. 14. Interactive Bloom’s Links  oms_Taxonomy_Tutorial_FLASH  e=Bloom's_Taxonomy