What is Bloom’s Taxonomy? Creating Evaluating Analyzing Applying Understanding Remembering Higher Order Thinking
Memorization does not equal learning. You can memorize something without understanding. Thinking is done in both words & pictures There are 3 main types of intelligence & thinking: Analytical Creative These can blend…. Practical How does Bloom’s Taxonomy Impact me?
You can improve your thinking skills by understanding the processes involved in thinking. Metacognition = thinking about thinking. Metacognition
No memorization We must do something with the facts we discover This is where Bloom’s Taxonomy comes in…. Higher Order Thinking
Let’s use The Kite Runner…. Bloom’s Taxonomy in Action Remembering: Who are the main characters? Understanding: How would you summarize the story? Applying: What questions would you ask Amir about that fateful day in the winter of 1975? Analyzing: How does Amir fulfill the hero archetype? Evaluating: What are the pros & cons of Amir winning the kite-fighting tournament? Creating: How would you re-write this story in a children’s version?
1.) Come to class prepared in the Remembering & Understanding levels = this is expected of you. 2.) Function in the Applying & Analyzing levels in your notes, class and small group discussions without being reminded 3.) Perform writing & projects at the Evaluating and Creating levels. So…now what?