Bloom 's Taxonomy : Taxonomy Essay

2119 Words9 Pages
Bloom’s Taxonomy
Bloom’s Taxonomy provides teachers a basis to develop classroom lessons with more depth and higher levels of critical thinking. This hierarchy shows how students can learn material better and retain more later. There are six levels (knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation) which cover the basics of the information (knowledge) all the way to critical analysis proving or disproving theoretical situations (evaluation).
This technique appears ideal for my classes – Computer Science (Java programming) – because of the intense focus on critical thinking and problem solving aspects of knowledge acquisition and use. I believe that the 1st three levels – knowledge, comprehension, and application – are ideally suited to the “on-level” CS classes, and I can add analysis and synthesis to the “Pre-AP” CS classes.
These two classes assume that the students have little to no prior experience with computer programming and that the courses are geared to that end by providing much of the basics of Java. It is because of this that so much of the 1st half of the year-long course is spent on basic concepts. We naturally fall into these first three levels, knowledge, comprehension, and application, during this part of the course. Through the first 8 weeks, we have discussed basic information such as variables, arithmetic operators, displaying data on the terminal, keyboard input, and decision control. Through lecture, demonstration, and
Get Access