Sunday, 22 August 2010
Thinking Ladder Based on Bloom's Taxonomy
According to Shelly, a fourth-grade teacher was busy working on a simple spelling rule that her class was having difficulty remembering. Suddenly, she thought of a great idea using Bloom's Taxonomy that might enhance and assist her student's learning.
The Teacher stopped her spelling lesson and drew a ladder on the board. She listed the six thinking levels on the ladder and then explained each level in simple terms. The students understood that they were at the knowledge level.
Teaching students thinking skills using Bloom's Taxonomy revolutionized the way the teacher teaches and the way the students learn.
The students became more focused because not only were they thinking but they were consciously developing the thinking process. They became more confident, taking more responsibility for their learning, and realizing that they must do the thinking to learn!