Please enter into this discussion no later than: 7/21 /08
Bloom's Taxonomy is an item that has loomed large over the educational landscape for more than half a century. It has shaped much of what educators believe and is still highly relevant.
Please read through the following at your own pace and then respond to the discussion prompt at the bottom of this post.
1) An overview of Bloom's Taxomony with a little history thrown in
2) A blurb for an Education Week article of importance (the full article requires a paid subscription, but the blurb is enough to get you thinking in a different direction). Interestingly, this piece contradicts the Wikipedia piece...do you see how?
3) A short general piece on how teachers can use Bloom's Taxonomy
4) A piece similar to the one above, but with the ESL teachers's specific focus
How do the items you've seen tested on standardized tests align to Bloom's Taxonomy? AND
How do you think a learning project would align? In other words, what get's assessed? What doesn't get assessed? Does the taxonomy help put these questions into focus? Is this important? Why?