Most educators are familiar with Bloom’s Taxonomy, a model that classifies different levels of human cognition in thinking, learning, and understanding. But in a digital age, educators are thinking about it as Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy. This updated version aims to expand upon the skills associated with each level as technology becomes a more engrained – and essential – part of learning.
This infographic looks at some of the leading pedagogues from the past. Those listed on the graphic are:
Lev Vygotsky is a behaviourist theorist and was behind the popular carrot-and-stick concept in education.
Jean Piaget is much reputed for his theory of children’s cognitive development which posits that the cognitive abilities of kids grow gradually passing from one stage to the other.
Brumer’s insights have tremendously helped the subsequent education theorists in understanding the perceptive abilities of learners and its correlation with the learning motivation.
Bloom is best know for “Bloom’s Taxonomy” which he developed together with other educators to provide teachers with a thinking continuum to help them define how well a skill or competency is learned or mastered.
Gardner’s ground breaking theory of multiple intelligences has shed more light on the different mental dispositions students possess and the relation of these dispositions with learning styles.
Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development serves as the roadmap for a better understanding of the social growth of individuals.