1. What is Bloom’s Taxonomy? Why was it created in the first place?
According to the videos and research that I made, Bloom’s taxonomy divide teaching and learning into three domains: cognitive domain, psychomotor domain and Affective domain. It used to classify educational learning objectives into different levels of complexity and mastery.
According to Wikipedia, “the publication of Taxonomy of Educational Objectives followed a series of conferences from 1949 to 1953, which were designed to improve communication between educators on the design of curricula and examinations.”
2.How do teachers use it? Looking back on your own learning experiences do you think you had teachers that were using Bloom’s in their classrooms?
In the video “Intro to Teaching: Bloom’s Taxonomy for Discussion Questions”, the teacher use it to help preparing her discussion in class. Instead of asking lower level of basic knowledge she prefer to ask higher level questions(for example evaluate level/ application level). In this way teacher can avoid letting student repeat the same things over and over again. Also by using Bloom’s Taxonomy students are able to combine the knowledge with their own experience so that they can easily analyze or apply the knowledge to their own life.
From my learning experiences my teachers had definitely used this way in our class room. I think it is a really efficient way for me to learn new things. Especially when we were having a discussion about what we have learnt, cause during discussion, our teachers usually asked us about personal experience that have connection with a certain kind of knowledge and it helps me to understand the knowledge deeply.
3.Based on just some quick research, does Blooms seems accurate to you? If yes, what parts resonate with your own understand? If not, which parts don’t agree with you own understanding?
I think Blooms is accurate to me. Cause according to my own experience, when I am learning new things, I always find it boring to repeat the same information over and over again. It is also really hard for me to remember the learning objective if it do not have a strong connection with my own experience. On the opposite, if the things that I learnt have a strong connection with my own experience and I can easily apply it into my own life, then I find myself able to remember it easily and hard to forget it.
Why do we have seasons:
1.What is a misconception? Does activity based learning alone remove them?
Misconception according to my own understanding based on the video is that people may use their own experience or other conceptions that already exist in their mind to analyze new things. And they are not aware of the fact that their own experience and conception they had can lead to a wrong understanding about the things that they are trying to learn. I think this activity cannot be removed only by learning. Cause in that video even if they already give the student the right concept they still analyzing them with their own thinking or conceptions they had before. So I think it cannot be removed by learning alone.
2.Are misconceptions only applicable to the sciences? If so please explain why it would not apply outside the science? If you think they are applicable outside the sciences, please think of some non-science misconceptions you or someone you know might have had.
I think it is not only applicable to the science. For example, in our daily life, we sometimes argued with people around us and most of the times it is because of misconceptions. When something happens people are more likely to analyze it according to their own experience, however our analyze might not what the truth is so that will easily created misconceptions.
3.Is the stuff discussed in this video in anyway related to Bloom’s? Elaborate on your answer.
I think it is definitely related to Bloom’s. Cause in the cognitive domain, higher level of learning new things is to analyze and evaluate the things that we learn. And analyzing and evaluating those things need the information and the personal experience that we already have. So that it is easy for us to analyze a new things according to the old concept that we had. And that sometimes will created misconceptions.
1.What is the MTV approach’s criticism of Blooms?
The MTV approach’s criticism of Blooms is that the idea that thinking is sequential or hierarchical is problematic and Blooms makes teachers only care about the “higher-order” of thinking. But in reality learning a new thing sometimes requires student to move back and force from lower-order of thinking to higher-order of thinking several times till they really understand it.
2.Did reading this criticism change you feeling about Blooms?
I guess instead of saying it changes my feeling about Blooms, it actually helps me understand deeply about Blooms. Cause it pointed out the limit of Blooms and how we should use it wisely.
3.Do Blooms and MTV approaches share the same goal? Where do they differ and where are they similar?
I think they share the same goal that learning is a product of thinking so that to support student to lear, we need to support them to think. However MTV requires teacher to think about the problem of in what kind of specific part do we want to support this student. In other words, what does the teacher want their student to do mentally. Blooms only requires students to not only have lower-order thinking but also have higher-order of thinking.
4.Does either approach being to address the challenges the Mind Of Our own video raised about how we teach?
In “The Mind Of Our Own”, the challenge it mentions is that people will unconsciously analyze a thing according to their own experience and it will leads to misconceptions. In MTV, it gives an example of the process of a child to learn paint. It pointed out that that sometimes leaning a new thing requires people to think back and force from lower-order thinking to higher-level thinking several times so that we can learn the new things. I think it is same with how we should remove misconception, we need to reanalyze it serval times and test the possibilities over and over again and again till we get to the right answer.