Bloom’s Taxonomy Training, INSET and CPD

Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives has a long and illustrious history. Established in the early 1960s, Bloom’s Taxonomy covers the cognitive domain of the curriculum, delineating the key cognitive processes teachers ask learners to pursue, and arranging these in a hierarchy of mastery.

The taxonomy retains its efficacy today and remains an incredibly powerful tool for lesson planning, embedding high challenge, differentiation, underpinning questioning, stretching the thinking of more-able learners and developing assessments.

Mike is the author of the bestselling book How to use Bloom’s Taxonomy in the Classroom: The Complete Guide. He is also the creator of The Bloom-Buster, a free teacher resource providing examples of how to use Bloom’s taxonomy in all manner of different ways. The Bloom-Buster has been viewed and downloaded more than 150,000 times by teachers in the UK and around the world.

While Bloom’s Taxonomy has many virtues, few teachers are aware of the taxonomy of the psycho-motor domain. This provides a similar hierarchy of mastery but aims to reflect how mastery develops in practical areas of the curriculum. Mike’s Bloom’s Taxonomy training, INSET and CPD always includes time spent looking at the psycho-motor taxonomy, as this is often the most appropriate framework for teachers of practical subjects, and for those practical elements of the curriculum that aren’t necessarily amenable to Bloom’s Taxonomy.

When a school, college, MAT or LA gets in touch with Mike to arrange Bloom’s Taxonomy training, CPD or INSET, he always begins by getting a clear sense of what the provider’s needs are, how they foresee the training supporting their staff, and what they feel are the current strengths of their staff in relation to Bloom’s. Armed with this knowledge, Mike can then put together a bespoke schedule of sessions ensuring the training meets the client’s needs and has the biggest possible impact on staff development.

Examples of topics Mike can cover in Bloom’s Taxonomy training, INSET and CPD include:

  • Making Sense of Bloom’s Taxonomy: Theory, Research and Practice
  • Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to Structure Assessments
  • Bloom’s Taxonomy as a Framework for Lesson Planning
  • Embedding High Challenge Through Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • Stretching and Challenging More-Able Learners with Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • The Psycho-Motor Taxonomy and Practical Learning: Theory and Practice
  • Bloom’s Taxonomy as the Basis for Effective Differentiation

All Mike’s Bloom’s Taxonomy training, INSET and CPD is highly practical in focus. Teachers and support staff who take part leave with a wide selection of strategies, activities and techniques they can use to enhance their classroom practice and support their learners as effectively as possible.

Whether you’re looking for full day INSET, half-day training or a twilight CPD session, Mike is happy to develop Bloom’s Taxonomy training to meet the needs of your school or college. Get in touch today and Mike will get back to you by email or phone to discuss your needs.

Example of a Full Day INSET

  • Session 1: Putting Bloom’s Taxonomy into Practice: The Fundamentals of Learning
  • Session 2: Embedding Bloom’s and the Psycho-Motor Taxonomy in Lesson Planning
  • Session 3: Using Bloom’s to Maximise Challenge for All Learners
  • Session 4: Stretching and Challenging More-Able Learners Through Bloom’s Taxonomy

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