Lesson plan using bloom’s taxonomy
Effective learning strongly relies on proper curriculum methods for it to be effective. To achieve this different learning domains have been developed and produced a variety of results. The Bloom’s Taxonomy is a perfect example of a learning domain or style that has been implemented and attained excellent results in learning. This is because the learning domain strongly concentrates on providing recalling systems or facts recognition. To achieve this objective bloom’s Taxonomy is designed to be implemented in six stages and can be used to teach different school grades and disciplines. A good example of a bloom’s taxonomy is a six stage calculus lesson plan for second year high school students.
a) Knowledge: the students are assisted to remember what they have learnt previously relating to the topic. This is to assist them in bridging their mind with appropriate information that will assist in understanding the new concepts.
b) Comprehension: this is requiring assisting student to grasp the new learning material or concepts. In calculus teaching the stage can easily be attained by translating numbers to words or simply summarizing the concepts.
c) Application: the stage mainly focuses on proper use of learning materials and concrete situations. This will require ensuring the students can easily use the principles, theories, methods and concepts associated with the topic.
d) Analysis: breaking down the entire topic into components or parts in relation to the organizational structure will be essential. The aim of this stage is to ensure students identify the part, relate them and recognize the principles required. In calculus students need to understand the stages that come with the final mathematical decisions to be able to properly understand the concepts fully.
e) Synthesis: the main focus of this stage is the ability of students to put the part together to come up with one whole. This stage also requires proper communication qualities and research to understand which sections are critical to the final answer.
f) Evaluation: ability to judge value of material is determining the required purpose. This being the final stage in the lesson plan according to Bloom’s Taxonomy, students should be able to evaluate the quality of the final results.