Workshop on Bloom’s Taxonomy
On February 16, 2017, a workshop on “Bloom's Taxonomy: A Planning Tool for Crafting Effective Learning Outcomes” was conducted by Mr. Pankaj Paul, Lecturer at BRAC Institute of Languages (BIL).
Bloom’s Taxonomy is one of the most widely used frameworks to define and distinguish different levels of human cognition. In an educational setting, Bloom’s taxonomy plays an important role all the way from planning curriculum to deciding learning outcomes.
In this workshop, Mr. Pankaj highlighted the basic concept of Bloom’s Taxonomy, the different domains in the taxonomy and how the different categories in cognitive domain can be used to develop attainable, measurable and concrete ‘Learning Outcomes’. This informative session created an opportunity for the BIL faculty members to engage and involve in a meaningful discussion and explore the possible applications of Bloom’s Taxonomy in our teaching and learning context.
The session ended with a hands-on experience on crafting ‘learning outcomes,’ incorporating the ‘action verbs’ used in the different levels in Bloom’s taxonomy and illustrating the urgency and significance of establishing an alignment among issues that include learning outcomes, instructional strategies and assessment.
May 24th, 2017