Bloom's Taxonomy Case Study

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Bloom's Taxonomy was created in 1956 under educational psychologist Dr. Benjamin Bloom in order to encourage higher forms of thinking in education, such as analyzing and evaluating concepts, processes, procedures, and principles, rather than just remembering facts (rote learning). It is most often used when scheming educational, training, and learning processes. (Bloom, et al. 1956). The committee identified three domains of educational activities or learning (Bloom, et al. 1956): Cognitive: mental skills (knowledge), Affective: development in feelings or emotional areas (attitude or self), Psychomotor: manual or physical skills (skills) that are used when planning learning outcomes. On the other hand, according to Piaget (1936) Piaget was…show more content…
This includes the ability to remember or recognition of specific facts, procedural patterns, and ideas that serve in the development of intellectual abilities and skills. There are six major categories of cognitive processes, starting from the simplest to the most complex: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation (see appendix fig.1). The categories can be thought of as degrees of difficulties meaning the first must be learnt before one can transfer to the next. That is, the first ones must typically be grasped before the next one can take place children go through all six stages at their level. If a child is reading a story the teacher can test all six categories of the cognitive process by asking what they learned about the story, retelling the story, listening to the story and making predictions about the story and hence…show more content…
This change makes it easier for students especially at toddler ages (0-2) master specific outcomes. Students at the age of 0 to 2 are not always cognitively developed to master all six stages depending on the concept being taught. Hence reasons for six levels to be explained and understood by teachers and care takers to ensure that the toddlers perform exceptionally well based on desired

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