What is a taxonomy Taxonomy” simply means “classification” Bloom’s aim was to classify - forms of learning - levels or steps of learning.
Who is Bloom?? In 1956 Benjamin Bloom, an educational psychologist at the University of Chicago, proposed his Taxonomy of Educational Objectives Blooms Taxonomy represents the process of learning. It is simplified but essentially represents how we learn.
The three forms or domains oflearning: Cognitive Affective Psychomotor
Three forms or domains oflearning:• Cognitive: mental skills (Knowledge)• Affective: growth in feelings (Attitudes)• Psychomotor: manual/physical skills (Skills)
Cognitive domainDivided into 6 categories/degrees of difficulty
Bloom’s Taxonomy Cover the lower steps before addressing the higher levels
Lower StepsKnowledge Recalling information,(Remembering) recognising, naming, findingComprehension Grasping the meaning,(understanding) explaining ideas, interpreting, summarising, paraphrasing, classifyingApplication Using information in another(Applying) situation, Implementing, carrying out, using, executing
Higher StepsAnalysis Breaking information down to(Analysing) explore relationships Comparing, organising, finding, deconstructingSynthesis Create new ideas, products or(Creating) ways of viewing things Designing, constructing, planning, inventing, producingEvaluation Justifying a decision(Evaluating) Checking, hypothesising, critiquing, judging, experimenting
Bloom’s taxonomy at work … This is a site where somebody has done the research and identified web based applications that give learners the opportunity to develop their higher order thinking skills
Verbs Activity Each table will have a graphic template of the levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy An envelope of Verbs Match the verbs with the corresponding level on the diagram
Review of learning Work out and map what we have done in this activity to Bloom’s taxonomy
Application When might you use what you have learned about Bloom’s taxonomy??
Psychomotor domain(Simpson 1972)Use of motor skills and includescoordination,physical movement
Psychomotor domainDevelopment of these skills areasRequires practiceIs measured in terms of precision speed techniques
Affective domainWay in which we dealwith feelings, values,motivations ,enthusiasms