Bloom’s Taxonomy is a set of three hierarchical models used to classify educational learning objectives into levels of complexity and specificity. The three lists cover the learning objectives in cognitive, affective and sensory domains. The cognitive domain list has been the primary focus of most traditional education and is frequently used to structure curriculum learning objectives, assessments and activities.
One Day Training was conducted with four-hour rigorous training workshop for the teachers on Bloom’s Taxonomy and the different stages of thinking. 3 Guest speakers were invited to provide the training.
Speaker defined the Taxonomy as an attempt to classify forms and levels of learning. Having explained the three domains of learning i.e. Cognitive, Affective and Psycho Motor Domain, she indulged the teachers in group learning and independent learning tasks wherein teachers followed the advanced organiser and flipped the classroom to identify effective teaching strategies.
Several videos were also shown to the teachers to classify the questions asked in classrooms according to the Bloom’s Taxonomy. To make the workshop more interactive, several handouts were given to the teachers as they worked in groups to elaborate on the classification of questions according to different levels of thinking: Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis and Evaluation.
It was an enriching experience as the teachers were appreciative of the usage of Bloom’s Taxonomy in classrooms.