Benjamin Bloom

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Major Contributions to Instructional Development

  • With his colleagues, Bloom published the Taxonomy of Educational Objectives in 1956
  • Developed a method for reorganizing instruction to allow for more individualized learning (Mastery Learning)

Findings, Research, Studies

Given the opportunity, Bloom believed that all learners can succeed. His method of Mastery Learning called for the breaking down of skills into subskills and only proceeding to the next skill upon mastery of the previous skill. He believed that Mastery Learning can be achieved this way with additional strategies such as tutoring, small group work, programmed instruction, games, and audiovisual materials.

Sources

Bloom
http://www.ibe.unesco.org/International/Publications/Thinkers/ThinkersPdf/bloome.pdf

Benjamin Bloom
Taxonomy of Educational Objectives