1) Bloom’s Taxonomy

The following is taken from Wikipedia (Wikipedia. Retrieved August 7, 2013, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxonomy)

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Taxonomy may refer to:

  • Taxonomy (general), the practice and science (study) of classification of things or concepts, plus the principles that underlie such classification
  • Taxonomy (biology), a field of science that encompasses the description, identification, nomenclature, and classification of organisms

     

  • Bloom’s Taxonomy, a standardized categorization of learning objectives in an educational context

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In other words, taxonomy is the way we classify and order things into various categories to help us make better sense of things.

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Links to relevant sites:

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Dr. Olenka Bilash on Bloom’s Taxonomy

Dr. Olenka S.E. Bilash
Professor, Department of Secondary Education
Coordinator of Second Languages and International Education
Former Associate Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

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Bloom’s Taxonomy: How It Relates to College Exams

The above link is do a Word doc.  If the link is unavailable, download the document here:  Bloom’s Taxonomy and College Exams

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Rationale

Bloom’s Taxonomy

Why Bloom’s Taxonomy?

I can readily recall a variety of learning experiences that draw from each (or combination) of the three characteristics; affective, cognitive, and psychomotor domains.

The chosen domain would be dependent on the course itself and the student(s) in the class.

An exercise program would require a psychomotor skill, as would instruction for how to kayak, rock climb, etc. A highly technical program, such as creating and managing domain security would rely on cognitive skills.

Understanding the different domains and how they relate to a student’s characteristics will help define how I plan any given lesson.

 

Blooms taxonomy

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