Most educators are familiar with Bloom’s Taxonomy, which focuses mostly on the cognitive domain of learning and knowledge-based objectives and outcomes. But, there is often more to learning than obtaining knowledge. Three domains of learning: Cognitive (Knowledge) Psychomotor (Skills) Affective (Attitudes/Values) What is the Affective Domain Taxonomy? Includes learner behaviors indicating attitudes, awareness, attention, concern,… Continue reading Krathwohl and Bloom’s Affective Taxonomy
What is curriculum mapping? Curriculum mapping is an important task used to show proper alignment of program goals, course objectives, instructional support materials, formative assessment activities, summative outcomes assessments, and finally the instructional plan. Simply put, it is the creation of a map showing the path of both teaching and learning from start to finish.… Continue reading 5 Steps for Curriculum Mapping
The most recent blog post, Writing Effective Learning Objectives, introduced the concept of starting with the end in mind. Identifying the desired level of learning is one way to start at the end. Selecting a verb to indicate the desired level(s) of learning is an important part of writing learning objectives. Bloom’s taxonomy can be a useful tool… Continue reading Bloom’s Taxonomy
Teaching is only part of the educational formula. There are other considerations that must be made in order for the formula to equal increased student learning, which is always our desired result, right? Start with the end in mind. What is it that you hope the students will learn? Better yet, what behaviors should the students… Continue reading Writing Effective Learning Objectives
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