While preparing for a number of upcoming digital storytelling sessions in our school district I stumbled upon Jason Ohler's take on Benjamin Bloom's other taxonomy.
Most educators are familiar with the traditional Bloom's Taxonomy, but what I didn't know, or had forgotten from my EDUC 101 days is that Mr. Bloom developed a taxonomy for the affective domain as well.
Let me explain.
Our school district has a "Growing with Character" system goal so when I happened upon Bloom's Taxonomy of Affective "Transformation" it caught my eye.
It goes like this:
Level 5: Internalizing Values
Character acts on value systems as an individual, rather than in response to group expectations; uses teamwork effectively, values others for their intrinsic merit rather than external qualities.
Level 4: Organization
Character prioritizes values, resolves conflicts, develops personalized value system; balances freedom and responsibility and accepts standards of moral behavior.
Level 3: Valuing
Character demonstrates belief in a value system that manifests itself in solving problems for others and in valuing cultural and individual differences.
Level 2: Responding to Phenomena
Character participates in solutions, works with a team, helps others.
Level 1: Receiving Phenomena
Character listens to others respectfully.
Source: Bloom, Krathwohl, & Masia, 1964.
Reproduced on page 111 of Jason Ohler's book.
I think Mr. Bloom's affective taxonomy can be of use to students and educators in our schools. I can begin by aspiring to level 5 myself. I'll be re-reading this taxonomy in days to come. I could use a plan like this.