Aiming Higher: Bloom and Vygotsky In the Classroom

 This is an interesting video by Marc-André Lalande which blends together Bloom’s Taxonomy with Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) for use in the classroom.  It is based on work he did with Judith Cantin.  The main idea they came up with was “targeted learning should fall in the ZPD, but the learning activity shouldn’t.  this activity should mobilize knowledge, skills or competencies from a higher level of Bloom’s taxonomy, when possible.

If you are comfortable with Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy or Vygotsky’s ZPD, you can jump ahead in the video to 5:45 in the video to see the work of Lalande and Cantin.


Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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