ABC – A Bloom’s Course on Planning

My personal take on how to plan from learning outcome to assessment using Bloom’s Taxonomy

A Bloom's Course on Planning

Planning from learning outcome to assessment using Bloom’s Taxonomy

Welcome to A Bloom's Course on Planning: Planning from learning outcome to assessment using Bloom’s Taxonomy. This is an introductory course to using Bloom's taxonomy of the cognitive domain for planning. The course should take you about an hour to complete. At the end of which you will be able to describe Bloom's taxonomy to a peer, some of its background and how you might use it. Specifically you will have a better understanding of the cognitive domain and how to use it in your planning, for a lesson, or a series of lessons from learning outcome to assessment.

The course responds to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Graduate and Proficient levels two (2.3.2) and three (3.1.2).

The course is divided into 4 shorter sections as follows:

  • Introduction to the course and Bloom’s model
  • The cognitive domain
  • Bloom’s for planning
  • Concluding comments and BONUS!

There is short workbook to follow along with the course, which you can download and print. Following along and completing the work book as you go, will give you a great reference and can serve as evidence of your engagement with the professional learning. And of course, as a useful resource for your future practice.

On completion, you will walk away with a sound understanding of Bloom’s taxonomy of the cognitive domain and how you might use it in your classroom to plan for congruent lessons that supports the learning needs of all your students. You will have reflected on what you have learned. And you will be continuing your journey to creating a more inclusive classroom!

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Your Instructor

Dr. Karin Oerlemans
Dr. Karin Oerlemans

I am passionate about inclusive education, teaching and learning, and quality educational practices. As a teacher and teacher educator with many years of experience, I know just how difficult creating inclusive classrooms can be. I developed my first course to share my passion and knowledge as a teacher educator in inclusive education with you. Now I have several courses, each carefully designed to help you with your practice as a teacher across a range of areas.

My philosophy of education is the belief that all students have the right and ability to learn, and it is our role as educators to promote not only learning but a lifelong love of learning. And to do so in inclusive environments that authentically model the kind of world we want for our children. This has been the foundation of my own practice. It guides my approach to my work, my research, and my life.

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Course Curriculum

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  Introduction to the course
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  The Cognitive Domain
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
You have till March the following year to complete your course. This is is inline with the re-registration date for Australian teachers. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course - across any and all devices you own. If you are not Australian or decide you need longer, you can email the course admin at [email protected]
What style of learning is it?
The course uses an adult learning methodology. This means it is practical, focused on what you need to know, self directed, based on real life experiences (my own as a teacher of 20+ years experience) and very relevant to your life as a teacher!
I am an Australian, can I use this for my Professional Development for registration purposes?
Yes! Once completed, you can download a Certificate of Completion, which you can use as evidence of your participation.
I am not an Australian, can I use this for my Professional Development?
Yes. Although the course has been developed using the Australian Professional Teaching Standards, the learning in the course is relevant to any teacher! If you want to know how to use Bloom's Taxonomy of the Cognitive Domain for your classroom planning, to support the learning of your students, then this course is for you!
I am in! How do I enroll?
You enroll in the course by pressing any of the green enroll buttons on the course sales page. You will need to have your credit card ready. Then simply follow the prompts. I look forward to meeting you inside!

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