What is the importance of Taxonomy of educational/instructional objectives?


The importance of Taxonomy of educational/instructional objectives

Introduction

Educational objectives are goals towards which pupils progress wherein they understand something they did not understand before and inculcate the desired change in their behaviour.

Taxonomy is really just a word for a form of classification.

Domains of Dr. Bloom’s Taxonomy

Dr. Benjamin S. Bloom of the University of Chicago proposed that –.

1) Behavior can be classified into 3 categories or domains of development namely –.

(i) Cognitive  (ii) Affective  (iii) Psychomotor.

2) Like biological taxonomy, the taxonomy of educational objectives is nothing but a hierarchical classification of human growth in a given domain of development.

Importance of Dr. Bloom’s Taxonomy

  1. To remove vagueness and establish accuracy of communication regarding instructional objectives.
  2. The taxonomy is also a means of understanding the sequence and organisation of human development.
  3. It is of great help in defining and evaluating educational standards of a school.
  4. It can help the teacher to sequentially and effectively plan experiences.
  5. It helps to work towards successful learning outcomes in the teaching-learning process.

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