Bloom's Taxonomy is not just for teachers of elementary school but also useful for adult education. These three domains of the taxonomy apply to adult education also. In this course, we will be focusing on the psychomotor domain. The psychomotor domain is the domain of physicality and action. It is important to remember that psychomotor works together with the other domains when implementing it.
Benjamin Bloom was an educational psychologist who developed Bloom's Taxonomy of the Cognitive Domain in 1956. This taxonomy established the educational goals for students to achieve and for teachers to perform evaluations of their performance. The three domains that Bloom and his team discovered were cognitive, affective, and psychomotor. The original taxonomy is shown in the course on enrollment.
Bloom's Taxonomy has been a guiding model for educators and teachers for a long time. Created by Benjamin Bloom in 1956, his taxonomy is still a guiding force for educators in developing educational materials and studies. It has become an authority, particularly in the cognitive domain. Professors, Universities, and school boards have embraced this theory to shape up the education for both children and adults. Hence you learn and be aware of Bloom's theory's history and how it has shaped and morphed over the years. Understanding the fundamentals of Bloom's Taxonomy is important and essential, particularly when implementing it in the classroom.
Other domain information would follow, including the Affective Domain in 1973 and the Psychomotor Domain in 1972. These were the updates to the original Cognitive Domain.
Lorin Anderson and David Krathwohl attempted successfully to revising the original Bloom's taxonomy of the Cognitive Domain to be more activities-based. Lorin and David suggested an updated version that removes knowledge, comprehension, and evaluation and adds 'remembering,' 'understanding,' and 'creativity.' Later, the Psychomotor Domain addresses the use and development of motor skills. It is an often-overlooked domain sacrificed in favor of the Cognitive Domain. The original Psychomotor taxonomy is related to physical activity and motor skills. It was Simpson who developed the first understanding of the psychomotor domain in 1972.
Each domain is further identified and then broken down into many smaller levels or categories with specific behaviors, activities, and example words that identify when students have mastered skills from each domain level.
With Skills to enhance Learning (Physical) - Part - 2 courses, students will better navigate their physical environment. The coordination and understanding of physical skills provide an incredible benefit to the students and society.
From this course, students should be able to: