Click here to download the notes from the first session held at the Foundation Centre
If we start with Bloom’s Taxonomy on thinkig and learning. As history has shown, this well known, widely applied scheme filled a void and provided educators with one of the first systematic classifications of the processes of thinking and learning. The cumulative hierarchical framework consisting of six categories each requiring achievement of the prior skill or ability before the next, more complex, one, remains easy to understand. Out of necessity, teachers must measure their students’ ability. Accurately doing so requires a classification of levels of intellectual behavior important in learning. Bloom’s Taxonomy provided the measurement tool for thinking.
The problem with many classrooms is that teachers value and measure the lower two levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy and fail to engage their students in the higher levels.