This week I reflected on Bloom’s Taxonomy which was developed to provide a common language for teachers to discuss and exchange learning and assessment methods.
Specific learning objectives can be derived from the taxonomy, though it is most commonly used to assess learning on a variety of cognitive levels from higher- to lower-order thinking.
The goal of an educator using Bloom’s taxonomy is to encourage higher-order thinking skillsin their students by building up from lower cognitive levels.
Behavioral and cognitive learning objectives are given to highlight how Bloom’s taxonomy can be incorporated into larger-scale educational goals or guidelines.
MOOC THE GOAL MINDED TEACHER : CHALLENGES TO TRANSFORM STUDENTS LEARNING
So in my first week, I was asked to write in a blog about my first assignment and build my learning portfolio.
I’ve published my photo with three stickers relating to my life. I’ve pinpointed myself on the map and I will continue to post my work every week.
I’ve been an EFL teacher here in Italy for 34 years and I’ve worked with students of all levels of school as well as numerous experiences in ESP situations.
I’ve been working with an ELT publisher since 2001 and I started training Italian Primary school teachers of English in 2005.
I taught English at The Italian Airforce foreign lanuage school in Loreto, SLEAM from 2008 – 2012. My work there involved a mix of ESP and general English.
I often hold workshops and language improvement courses for Primary school teachers and I still work with students from all levels of state schools in order to keep in touch with younger learners.
I really love my job and I love learning new things…..
I am a lifelong learner and ELT conference addict and I’m also now hooked on webinars!
In my personal life…..I’ve been married to Andrea for 35 years and we have three grown ups, two daughters and a son. We have two grandchildren!
When I’m not preparing lessons or courses for my teachers, I love reading, cooking, baking, watching films, playing with myt grandchildren, studying and participating in webinars!!
I love travelling too!! I hope I haven’t bored you!!
“As the old man walked the beach at dawn, he noticed a young man ahead of him picking up starfish and flinging them into the sea. Finally catching up with the youth, he asked him why he was doing this. The answer was that the stranded starfish would die if left until the morning sun.
“But the beach goes on for miles and miles and there are millions of starfish,” countered the other. “How can your effort make any difference?”
The young man looked at the starfish in his hand and then threw it to safety in the waves. “It makes a difference to this one,” he said.”