A more complex view of Bloom

colorful-pyramid

And here is a blog post by Gianfranco Conti about issues related to Bloom’s taxonomy and whether it can be used in English language teaching at all. He speaks about the complex nature of learning and that the pyramid doesn’t really describe it; also, he warns against misuse of the pyramid, which is something I am going to talk about as well: ‘higher order’ thinking skills should not be practised to the exclusion of ‘lower order’. What we should aim for is ‘healthy linguistic development’. Absolutely!

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