“You Can Get There From Here!”
Create Meaningful and Useful Learning Objectives with Bloom’s Taxonomy
At the end of your class, what do you want your students to be able to? What knowledge, skill or ability would the “model student” be able to demonstrate? Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are goals that describe how a student will be different because of specific learning experiences—and much of that difference relates to how students will think. Bloom’s Taxonomy is a helpful and widely-used resource when writing SLOs related to cognitive skills (knowledge). This session will introduce you to Bloom’s Taxonomy, provide an opportunity to explore its cognitive levels, and help you think more deeply about how you measure your students’ learning.
As a result of attending this session, you will be able to:
- Use Bloom’s Taxonomy to create appropriate learning objectives;
- Write a clear, concise student learning outcome (SLOs); and
- Support the use of a particular assessment to measure the achievement of the learning outcome.
2/18/2016Thursday, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.Delphi Center, Room 244
Katie Partin, Ph.D., is assistant director, Office of Institutional Effectiveness at the University of Louisville.