Hoping we are teaching children Higher Order Skills- Blooms Taxonomy

blooms_taxonomyBloom’s Taxonomy is a classification of learning objectives within education proposed in 1956 by a committee of educators chaired by Benjamin Bloom.
It refers to a classification of the different objectives that educators set for students (learning objectives). Bloom’s Taxonomy divides educational objectives into three “domains”: Cognitive, Affective, and Psychomotor (sometimes loosely described as knowing/head, feeling/heart and doing/hands respectively). Within the domains, learning at the higher levels is dependent on having attained prerequisite knowledge and skills at lower levels. A goal of Bloom’s Taxonomy is to motivate educators to focus on all three domains, creating a more holistic form of education.

The six thinking skills that Bloom describes are subdivided into two; higher order thinking skills and lower order thinking skills, see below;

Lower order thinking skills

High order thinking skills

Remembering

Understanding

Applying

Analysing

Evaluating

Creating

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