You want your students to critically think. Are you sure you are really asking them to? Let Bloom's Taxonomy show you the way.

Where: Zoom (link will be sent later)

When: Friday October 2, 2020 9:00 - 10:30 am ET

Who: All faculty

Workshop Goals

  • Learn the history of Bloom's Taxonomy
  • Identify various Bloom's levels from example content
  • Ensure that course learning outcomes Bloom's levels match assessment levels
  • Leave with set of tools for both instructor and students

Workshop Description

Employers and four-year academic institutions expect our graduates and transfers to apply their knowledge and to use analytical skills to solve problems. An effective method to ensure those expectations are met is to understand and apply Bloom's Taxonomy in our course learning outcomes and assessments. This workshop will help faculty to master the Bloom's Taxonomy "pyramid" to improve their assessments as well as mastering the key action verbs that help students to move from Level 1 (Remembering) and 2 (Understanding) to Level 3 (Applying) and 4 (Analyzing).

Workshop Conveners

  • Scott Mandia, Asst. Chair and Professor - Physical Sciences
  • Scott Gianelli, Instructor - Physical Sciences

If you would like further information about the workshop, please contact mandias@sunysuffolk.edu or gianels@sunysuffolk.edu

This workshop is part of the Supporting and Advancing Geoscience in Two-Year Colleges: Faculty as Change Agents project and is supported by the National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education through grants DUE 1525593, 1524605, 1524623, and 1524800.

Disclaimer: Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


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