Due to my just recently entry to the field of education I wasn’t aware of the importance of Bloom’s taxonomy as a learning process.
It has been more than fifty years since the original Bloom’s Taxonomy was developed and it is still an essential tool for educators to establish learning objectives. In the 1990’s, a former student of Bloom Lorin Anderson revised Bloom’s Taxonomy and was published in 2001, changing both the use of nouns (using verbs instead) as their sequence. Recently, Dr. Andrew Churches updated this review to bring it into alignment with the new realities of the digital age. Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy complemented each category with verbs and digital tools that enable development skills of Remember, Understand, Apply, Analyze, Evaluate and Create.
Graphics of evolution Bloom’s taxonomy
Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy
Bloom’s Revised Digital Taxonomy Map
The original taxonomy and the revised taxonomy are both focused within the cognitive domain. The Digital Taxonomy is not only restricted to the cognitive domain but it rather contains cognitive elements as well as methods and tooling.
Bloom’s as a learning process
Bloom’s Taxonomy can be understood as “The Goals of the Learning Process”. This means that after a process of learning, students must have acquired new skills and knowledge.
Before we can understand a concept we must have to remember it
Before we can apply the concept we must understand it
Before we analyze it we must be able to apply it
Before we can evaluate its impact we must have analyzed it
Before we can create we must have remembered, understood, applied, analyzed, and evaluated.
What a better task to get the thinking skills involved at all the levels of the taxonomy as the creation of this post.
Rewriting the activity I would categorize it as followed:
Activity: Post onto your blog a reflection of Bloom’s Taxonomy.
- 1. – Recalling: Searching or googling about Bloom’s Taxonomy. Highlight key words. Bookmarking (marking web sites, resources and files)
- 2. Understanding: Organizing and classifying files, web sites and materials using folders, etc. Summarizing, classifying and comparing information about Taxonomy.
- 3. Applying: Blog editing, create and upload mind maps and graphics. Make a wordle with Bloom’s Taxonomy concepts.
- 4. Analyzing: Compare the original taxonomy with its two updates,, structure and integrate the new post.
- 5. Evaluating: Redraft a personal reflections about Bloom’s Taxonomy ( check, review and post as a draft)
- 6. Creating: Publishing Bloom’s Taxonomy Reflection as a new post on your blog space. Final Blogging.