Benjamin Bloom and his colleagues developed Bloom’s Hierarchy in 1956. Also known as Bloom’s Taxonomy, it is a concept of educational psychology. This framework has been used at all levels of education, from K-12 to college, for decades. Bloom’s Hierarchy is essential for anyone who is trying to learn new information. It provides a framework for the mechanisms that allow for new knowledge to be acquired.
This article will explain Bloom’s Hierarchy, and why it is important for online learning. People studying for IT exams will be able to study smarter and learn more in order to do better on exams by understanding Bloom’s Hierarchy.
What is Bloom’s Hierarchy and how does it work?
Bloom’s Hierarchy, a concept in educational psychology, was first introduced in 1956 to help better categorize educational goals. It was updated in 2001 to allow for a more dynamic conception of learning. The hierarchy is usually represented as a pyramid with different types of learning at the base and the most complex, integrated learning at the top. Each level of the pyramid can be represented using action words that reflect different cognitive processes learners use to process new information.
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“Remember” is at the bottom of Bloom’s Taxonomy pyramid. This is the most fundamental form of learning, and it refers to recognition. Next is “Understand”, which refers to understanding, classification, summary and inference, as well as being able explain concepts. Next is “Apply,” which refers the ability to use information to create new situations.
The next step is “Analyze”, which reflects the ability to combine information and connect diverse ideas. “Analyze” was followed by “Evaluate”, which reflects the ability to use critical thinking to support or oppose an idea. The top of the pyramid is “Create,” which means to produce original or new work.
Although knowledge is the driving force behind all these cognitive processes, the updated hierarchy also categorizes knowledge into different categories: metacognitive, conceptual, and factual knowledge.
Bloom’s Hierarchy is a method to organize and establish learning goals and provides a structured set of learning objectives.
Active Versus passive learning
There are two types of knowledge that can be acquired: passive and active learning. Active learning is the act of students participating in courses that allow them to better absorb information.
Active learning is, as the name suggests, anything students do to interact and learn about a topic. This could include problem solving, participation in online discussions, and completion of worksheets to test new knowledge.
Passive learning is the opposite. It involves less active participation in learning such as listening to lectures and taking notes or flipping through PowerPoint presentations.
For optimal information retention, identify your learning style
To best understand your learning style, it may be useful to identify it. Auditory learners learn best when they can listen to lectures. Visual learners may find visual presentations more beneficial. Tactile learners may prefer to be in hands-on courses that are more laboratory-based.
How to effectively self-pace your learning
Self-paced learning is not for everyone. It is important to consider your learning style in order to be successful. It may be beneficial to take notes online while you listen to a lecture. You can also t