I am a pre-service student teacher at Illinois State University. In a Curriculum and Instruction class today we discussed Bloom's taxonomy including the stages of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation and how we as teachers find it difficult to get to those stages of learning often in the classroom. The lesson mentioned above seems to really touch on those key levels of "learning in action". Was this idea in mind when you came up with this lesson?
Great question! Yes, Bloom's Taxonomy is always on my mind when designing lessons. More specifically, the critical thinking stages of Bloom's. With Google and other search engines around today, remembering information is not as essential as critically thinking about the message, the bias, and the validity of the information. I like kids to constantly be thinking deeper. Music, technology, debates, and quality books are some of the avenues that I find most effective for critical thinking.
Thanks for the thoughtful question,
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