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Taxonomy of Educational Objectives Book 1: Cognitive Domain
Taxonomy-- 'Classification, esp. of animals and plants according to their natural relationships...'Most readers will have heard of the biological taxonomies which permit classification into such categories as phyllum, class, order, family, genus, species, variety. Biologist have found their taxonomy markedly helpful as a means of insuring accuracy of communication about th ...more
Paperback, 207 pages
Published January 1st 1984 by Addison Wesley Publishing Company
(first published June 1956)
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I read both Book-1 and Book-2 of Bloom's Taxonomy of Education in 1999. Anyone that studied the education reforms that our schools started implementing back in 1991, you must read these manuscripts. Bloom helps educators create educational objectives and give them direction in the affective domain and cognitive domain. In the wrong hands a teacher knowingly or unknowingly can convert an innocent human child into a gun packing mass killer. If you are responsible for implementing education goals a ...more
I've always disliked "Bloom's Taxonomy"--at least in the format it's commonly presented in. It seemed both too simplistic and too vague to be of use. But I decided to give Bloom a fair chance and see what he (or rather his committee) had to say. It turns out his real taxonomy is clear, carefully thought out, and detailed. And he plainly and repeatedly states what has been my biggest frustration with poor uses of his taxonomy--you cannot identify the level of an objective by looking at the object ...more
Benjamin S. Bloom was an American educational psychologist who has made contributions to the classification of educational objectives and to the theory of mastery-learning.More about Benjamin S. Bloom...