The Prosecution versus Benjamin Bloom

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Essay #: 051430
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The Prosecution versus Benjamin Bloom
Benjamin Bloom created a taxonomy organizing thinking and learning into a neat hierarchy. This organization was intended to guide curriculum and instruction toward the most effective and satisfying individualized education experience possible. However, difficulties in taxonomic design, the types of learning objectives Bloom encourages, and real-world classroom constraints show Bloom’s model is outdated and ineffective.
The name Benjamin Bloom is linked with a grand organization of the types of thoughts and learning that should inform and shape instructional choices today. Certainly, Bloom has created a unique and thought-provoking model of thinking and learning. However, Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning...
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..... to more current educational theory and practice.
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