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Bloom's Taxonomy. From Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching and Technology Mary Forehand The University of Georgia Introduction One of the basic questions facing educators has always been "Where do we begin in seeking to improve human thinking?

Bloom's Taxonomy

" (Houghton, 2004). Fortunately we do not have to begin from scratch in searching for answers to this complicated question. Benjamin S. Although it received little attention when first published, Bloom's Taxonomy has since been translated into 22 languages and is one of the most widely applied and most often cited references in education. History In 1780, Abigail Adams stated, "Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence" (, 2005). Discussions during the 1948 Convention of the American Psychological Association led Bloom to spearhead a group of educators who eventually undertook the ambitious task of classifying educational goals and objectives.

What is Bloom's Taxonomy? Summary Reference: Index of Learning Theories. Why #Connectivism is not a Learning Theory « A Point of Contact. Firstly, the question of how to label Connectivism is an important one because this affects how people connect with the theory.

Why #Connectivism is not a Learning Theory « A Point of Contact

As a relatively young theory, its growth, acceptance, employment and how people actually understand Connectivism all depend partially on how it is represented. Representing a theory inaccurately limits the quality of the potential connections made with that theory, an insurmountable obstacle for such a theory that is concerned with the creation of successful networks and connections of specific quality to support this success. Secondly, to be clear, my position isn’t one of anti-Connectivism. To say that Connectivism is not a learning theory is not to devalue the theory. I seek to clarify what Connectivism is and to hopefully bring up some questions, presenting it as a fundamental theory of Education, not Learning. Education is Intention There are any number of network types in the world: Restaurant Franchises, Delivery Networks, even Networks of Excellence.

Gallery Of Cognitive Scientists. When I create PowerPoint lectures for my classes, I like to include pictures of the researchers who are being discussed. I have found that I spend a great deal of time searching the webs for pictures of people related to course content. This gallery is designed to be used by other people with similar lecture-building interests, in an attempt to make the whole process less time consuming. The buttons on the left take you to lists of cognitive scientists whose last name begins with the selected letter. From the list, you can be taken to a picture and, when possible, to a link to their home page and to the site from which the picture was discovered.

The links on the right are to related websites. Dictionary of Cognitive Science. "It often does more harm than good to force definitions on things we don't understand. Besides, only in logic and mathematics do definitions ever capture concepts perfectly. The things we deal with in practical life are usually too complicated to be represented by neat, compact expressions. Especially when it comes to understanding minds, we still know so little that we can't be sure our ideas about psychology are even aimed in the right directions. In any case, one must not mistake defining things for knowing what they are (Minsky, 1985). This dictionary of cognitive science terms was initiated by Dr.

Beginning October, 2009 this site is being reworked -- existing definitions are being edited and revised, and new terms are being added.