Olio #4: Bloom’s Taxonomy
Similar to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Bloom’s Taxonomy is a hierarchy of sorts. But it’s filled with levels of understanding and analysis, and the way it’s organized just makes me happy. Used in education and teaching, it describes gradually deeper levels of understanding, and can be used in pretty much any subject, including math, science, history, literature, and more. I’ve easily been able to work it into our homeschooling.
I’ve been all over the internet and have found a few resources for Bloom’s Taxonomy that I found the most helpful. Some of them have their sources listed inside the PDFs, and some I’m not sure where they came from. If they are yours and want to claim credit, please let me know!
- Bloom’s Stems for Instruction
- Bloom’s Wheel for Active Student Learning
- Bloom’s Taxonomy Teacher Planning Kit
- A Model of Learning Objectives based on A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives
And here’s one more visual that’s pretty handy.
(If you prefer your information in purchasable, easily digested book form, Amazon has plenty of resources on Bloom’s Taxonomy as well.)
How do you use Bloom’s Taxonomy at home or in your classroom? I love hearing about all the different ways it gets used.