Last week, I talked about the importance of background knowledge and introduced Bloom’s Taxonomy as a way of thinking about skill development. Now I’ll take a closer look at Bloom’s taxonomy, and how it can be a useful tool to a home educator.
Bloom’s Taxonomy was originally created by a committee aiming to identify the fundamental questions within the education system, and published in 1956 in Taxonomy of Educational Objectives: The Classification of Educational Goals. (1)
Committee? Education system?
Aren’t we trying to avoid those things by homeschooling?
Absolutely! But in this case, Bloom’s Taxonomy may be the baby in the bathwater, so let’s not throw it out just yet.