Tuesday, March 20, 2012

In the class, my classmates have presented some topics. They have talked about "The Old Bloom´s Taxonomy."
In 1956, Benjamin Bloom headed a group of educational psychologists who developed a classification of levels of intellectual behavior important in learning. During the 1990's a new group of cognitive psychologists, lead by Lorin Anderson (a former student of Bloom), updated the taxonomy to reflect relevance to 21st century work. The two graphics show the revised and original Taxonomy. Note the change from nouns to verbs associated with each level. This is the old version,
Old Bloom Triangle 

and this is the new version. 
New Bloom Triangle 

I noticed that the top two levels are essentially exchanged from the traditional to the new version. 
I also learned about how to make objetives; I thought it was difficult, but I realized it is easy. I only have to follow the ABCD´s of objectives (Audience, Behavior, Condition, and Degree). The next is an example of an objective: Giveng a list of verbs, students will be able to pronounce most of the word correctly. 
The last topic that the teacher covered was "Toward Reflective Teaching." He gave us the definition of what reflection is. The stages we should follow in order to reflect in the problems´s life (education problems, finalcial problems, health problems and so on), and finally he gave us some techniques like peer observation.
The  last week have been interesting because I have learned many new things. 

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