I believe Bloom’s Taxonomy is comprised of a set of learning goals set by teachers to extend the learning of their students and get them thinking deeper. The learning objectives are distinguished in stages and are categorised within three main domains:
1. Cognitive (Knowledge)
2. Affective (Attitude towards yourself and your personal emotions)
3. Psychomotor (Your motor and physical skills)
These three domains provide the progressive learning skills students obtain to critically analyse and experience a more complex way of thinking.
From this I have developed my own personal self-directed taxonomy to share with you!I have broken it down into a number of steps or levels which will hopefully assist me in developing my learning.
– I need to have the drive and force to be motivated to learn
– Am I in the right frame of mind to begin the task to my full potential?
– Can I see myself developing an interest into the topic later down the track?
2. Set Goals
– What are the guidelines and criteria for the task?
– What do I want to achieve at the end?
– What can I do to ensure I am working to the best of my ability?
– Setting goals to ensure my time management is kept under control (This can tend to get away for me)
– How will I achieve my desired goals?
– What steps will I undertake to ensure the learning process is maintained consistent?
– Have a strategy in place to deter from bursts of procrastination.
– What research do I need in order to begin the learning process?
– Do I have the required materials?
4. Managing my learning
– What mode of learning will I undertake? (collaborative work, individual work)
– Am I using the resources on hand effectively?
– Am I keeping track of how much time I have to complete my task in?
– Am I sticking to the criteria?
– Is there someone I can collaborate my ideas with?
– Am I wasting too much time on pointless areas?
– Am I procrastinating because the desire is not there? (If so I think I need to revisit step 1/ step 2)
– Have I achieved my goals?
– Are there areas I feel I could have improved on?
– Have I met the criteria?
– What have I learnt?
– Do I have a desire to pursue this interest in the future?