Amy is a new graduate in education who has seemed to lose the hope and enthusiasm in her career due to the lack of communication and support from fellow team members of Park Hill Public School. This blog aims to not only provide Amy, but the general teaching community, with the support and advice regarding teaching practices and resources, the theory on learning and the roles and responsibilities expected of the profession.
Bloom's taxonomy was
originally created by Benjamin Bloom for cataloguing and organizing commonly
occuring levels of intellectual within the classroom. Bloom identified six
levels that have become known as Blooms Taxonomy. The levels of Bloom's taxonomy, from lowest to highest, are: knowledge,
comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. It is
vitally important that teachers teach students the lower order thinking skills
whilst at the same time encouraging, teaching an challenging their students to
also utilise the high order thinking skills as they develop the cognitive
skills to do so. When students are evaluating and judging and using the higher
order thinking skills they are more likely to retain information, perform
better on standardized tests, and most importantly, achieve the ultimate goal
of becoming lifelong learners.