On Bloom’s Taxonomies of Educational Objectives

Philosophy Research Archives 13:439-462 (1987)
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Abstract

Without question the Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, by Benjamin Bloom and associates, is currently the most influential work in the theory of curriculum. Here I summarize Bloom’s taxonomies, survey a variety of criticisms raised by others, and conclude that there are serious philosophical problems remainmg to be addressed concerning both the structure and scope of the taxonomies.

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Gregory Mellema
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