The Best Ways to Utilize Bloom’s Taxonomy

Benjamin Bloom an American educational psychologist laid down a concept with the intention of providing skills to the students rather than the content. This concept is being widely used in the foreign countries and has effectively changed the quality of education provided to the students. The aim shifts from teacher-oriented classroom to student-oriented classroom.

Bloom’s Taxonomy is a classification on the basis of three domains for teaching and learning purposes. The three domains are: Cognitive domain (mental skills), affective domain (emotions and feelings) and psycho-motor domain (physical skills).

This blog focusses on the Cognitive domain. It allows the faculties to mould the syllabus based on the students’ needs or abilities. This would help the students to grasp and reproduce the knowledge.

The six levels identified are:

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  1. Remembering:

Deals with exhibiting the quality of recollecting the facts, terms or basic concepts that have already been shared or taught. For helping the students remember the faculties can use the following methods like:

  • MCQs
  • Recollect facts or statistics
  • Everyday revisions

 

  1. Understanding:

This step deals with interpretation of knowledge that the student remembers. The knowledge can be construed differently by every individual. For helping the students remember the faculties can use the following methods like:

  • Give a current scenario or statement and ask the explanation.
  • Create examples or metaphors.

 

  1. Applying:

Application deals with applying the acquired knowledge in situations as and when required.it also can be used for communication and relationship purposes. For helping the students remember the faculties can use the following methods like:

  • Giving team projects.
  • Assessing through tests.

 

  1. Analysing:

Analysis is the step in which the information is broken down and processed. Identifying motives and causes or unprompted use of abstraction. Performing SWOT analysis is one such example.

 

  1. Evaluating:

This step deals with making judgements about the value of ideas or materials. The students would be urged to profess new predictions or theories based on the given facts. Evaluating critical thinking, strategic outputs etc.

 

  1. Creating:

Creating deals with the production of a prototype either on paper or digitally. This helps the students to use the information gathered to be organized in a different way. The knowledge learnt here are applied in real life.

 

The taxonomy can be easily inculcated in the Indian education system. Education is evolving and this would help in focussing on the students and the tips above could be used as guidelines. The focus should be on how the curriculum could be taught in a way that the students are able to remember and reproduce.

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Usher Knowledge

“It would seem that you have no useful skill or talent whatsoever,” he said. “Have you thought of going into teaching?” ― Terry Pratchett.

 

In the legion there are abundant of individuals who have the knowledge about their fields. They gain this knowledge through practical working experience or through years of research. This work experience provides them with insights in their respective fields which cannot be studied through books or internet.

The abundance of off the shelf experience can be imparted to students that would be examples they would follow. Also personal touch to a subject could make the subject less boring and more likely to be studied.

Benjamin Franklin once said “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”  The responsibility of the teachers is to produce their knowledge in a manner that the students would remember throughout their lives.

For B-School institutes having a faculty of such calibre is hard to find. The response for faculty vacancies are poor and other external factors affect the decision process. FacultyConnect is that platform that acts as the connecting bridge for faculties and institutes.

Industry professionals possessing the experience and fascination towards teaching, can use this platform to connect to institutes and avail their experiences for the students. The individual can decide whether to work full time or part time or take guest lectures. All processes would be facilitated by FacultyConnect.

 

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To teach is to transform !

Educationists should build the capacities of enquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model – Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam

Our teachers make a significant contribution to the way we lead our lives. They teach us the difference between right and wrong and the similarities between dreams and reality. They get it imprinted on us at an age where we aren’t influenced by this world of cut throat competition. We owe them our ability to have an ambition and achieving it because they have been our torches throughout, in our journey of walking through the darkness, on a path unknown. Our teachers are the directors of our story, they are our mentors and guides. The values and principles that we follow are also ingrained in us by them. If today, we are good, intelligent, ethical people, it is because they taught us well!

Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam says “if a country has to be corruption free and of beautiful minds, there are three key societal factors: mother, father and a teacher.” The drive and passion a teacher has to sacrifice their all, in order to build an intellectually strong nation for tomorrow is extremely god-like.

Despite all these incredible things that a teacher does, it still remains the most unsung profession in this country. Very few institutes realize the value of good teachers. It is one thing to be knowledgeable about a subject, but to be able to pass that knowledge to students in a way that they will remember it all their lives and that adds value to them in a way is a completely different ball game altogether; and we have very few of such quality teachers.

WE, as a nation, need inspiring and aspiring faculty to develop faster. We need professors who are willing to learn themselves because constant learning is the only way you can help students grow. There needs to be stress on the fact that it is more important to grow together rather than growing more than the other. Learning has to be an on-going process, it can never stop, if it does, then you’re not developing as an individual; and if that’s not happening then you’re not doing justice to being a teacher.

To teach is to transform and transformation needs effort.

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Students need great teachers like you!

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Women Ahoy !

 

Women today are playing multiple roles and playing them efficiently. They are experts at striking a balance between work and home. Even though most of them are not given as much authority and responsibility as they deserve to get in an organization, especially after marriage, some women have managed to stand out and prove that women are superheroes in their own aspect.

It’s the time where women are standing up for themselves and standing for what is right; gender equality.

But what about the stereotypes and the traditional mindsets that make women give up their jobs and career ambitions because supposedly it’s their responsibility to hold the ‘family’ together.

Let’s take an example of a young urban couple, who got married in their mid-20, both working professionals who live together on their own. In a couple of years, if they want to start their own family, they cannot even think about it without one of them quitting their job. And that one, is most of the times, the woman of the house. Even after sacrifices like these, women don’t get their due respect and appreciation because it’s their ‘duty’ to do what they do for their family.

In such a scenario, all those years and money that she has put into her education seem to feel like a waste of time because it’s not put into use anymore. This feeling is very common among women in their late 30’s, because they feel that they are far more qualified than being a home maker.

For such women, part-time teaching has come up as an excellent opportunity in the recent times. Teaching involves the use of their education and industry knowledge and that gives them immense satisfaction. Also, teaching gives great rewards monetarily. The remunerations for an investment of 5 hours of teaching on any day that is convenient to them, ranges somewhere between INR 60,000-80,000 per month. What better way to strike a work-life balance. Plus the additional satisfaction of educating young minds has a different level of gratification!!

So today on International women’s day, it’s time to make the right choice. The right choice to choose career and family and not just one of these. It’s time to tell the world that your gender doesn’t define who you are. You are what you do. Your work gives you an identity and you cannot, at any cost, choose to just give it up.

 

Make the right choice. Choose to teach !!

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Less Faculty, more benightedness

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows – Sydney J Harris

When we talk about education, it’s not only the compulsory education that kids around the country need to have, but also competent education that shapes the future of our country. The national convenor of the RTE (Right to education) forum, Ambarish Rai, said that “we are facing a shortage of five lakh teachers” on March 25,2015, as quoted by IANS, New Delhi.

The major challenges faced by the Institutes today are:

  1. Acute shortage of competent faculties
  2. Lack of conceptual clarity in students
  3. Not meeting industry standards
  4. Affects placements and industry interaction
  5. Impacts quality of admission
  6. Dilutes Institute’s brand

These problems are a vicious cycle and the source of it all is the ability to reach out to competent faculties continuously over a period of time.

This results in dilution of quality.

In the same article of IANS, Rai said, “An additional 6.6 lakh teachers need teacher-training. Most teachers are able to teach the concepts, but, due to dearth of visiting faculty, practical application of these concepts is missed out.

Thus arises a need for teachers/mentors who can bridge this gap and give the students, their fundamental right to free and quality education.

Industry experts today seek to teaching as a hobby where they can impart their practical knowledge to students and give them a different perspective to look at things. For highly qualified professionals, teaching is a part time activity that they can indulge into and earn an extra few bucks for themselves. On an average, 5 hours of teaching in a post-graduation Institute during the weekend would aid an earnings of INR 60,000-80,000.

The question here is, even though it’s a great incentive for Faculties to take up teaching, why are not many are opting to do so? The reasons for the same can be not being aware of such opportunities.

The issue of shortage of Faculty, therefore, is one alarming call to all such industry doyens who can help in shaping the future of this country and bridge the gap that exists in the education sector today; the gap between classroom education and practical application.

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