Useful Bloom's Taxonomy resources are all over the Web. Any teacher has their pick of terrific Bloom's tools. In the past, you may even have enjoyed our own resources aligned with Bloom's Taxonomy. The links to each of them are here:
- Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs poster
- Bloom's Periodic Table of Activities
- Bloom's Zoonomy
- Bloom's Taxonomy Question Stems
However, we recently came across a 3D Bloom's model courtesy of TeachThought that we hadn't seen before, so we wanted to share it with you here. It's definitely worth a look.
A New Way to Look at Bloom's Taxonomy
It was way back in 1956 When Benjamin Bloom wrote his taxonomy of educational objectives. Of course, the classrooms of the 1950s were considerably different from the classrooms we have today. The one thing that hasn't changed is the efficacy and relevance of Bloom's work.
It's that spirit of innovation that allowed Wabisabi learning to produce the great Bloom's Taxonomy tools we're able to offer you today. the same is true for this 3D Bloom's model we're sharing with you now.
It was created by Rex Heer, an artist and a former program coordinator at Iowa State University. This 3D Bloom's Taxonomy model adds illustrations of two key areas, namely Cognitive Process and Knowledge Dimensions. The goal was to put these processes more out front than they have been in earlier models.
A deeper explanation of it can be found along with other resources at this page on the Iowa State U website.
"Among other modifications, Anderson and Krathwohl’s (2001) revision of the original Bloom’s taxonomy (Bloom & Krathwohl, 1956) redefines the cognitive domain as the intersection of the Cognitive Process Dimension and the Knowledge Dimension. This document offers a three-dimensional representation of the revised taxonomy of the cognitive domain. Although the Cognitive Process and Knowledge dimensions are represented as hierarchical steps, the distinctions between categories are not always clear-cut."
Enjoy Rex Heer's useful 3D Bloom's Taxonomy model from the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at Iowa State University. Be sure to click on the image for a full-size version.
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