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Benjamin Bloom

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Jennifer Casasola

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Benjamin Bloom

Born in Lansford, Pennsylvania on February 21, 1913
BA and MA from Penn State
Ph. D from the University of Chicago March 1942
University Examiner
Educational diplomat
Passed away September 13, 1999
Main Ideas
Bloom's Taxonomy
All students succeeding
Head Start
Cultivating talent
Contributions Made
Bloom's most well-known contribution is his theory and practice of Mastery Learning.

Impact/ Relevance
-Bloom's Taxonomy has been used since the mid 1950's.
-There are controversies surrounding Bloom's, stating that it is obsolete for the educational world today.
-Using Bloom's Hierarchy of learning allows for educators to get a better outcome from students because it has been scaffolded for them to achieve.
-Using the Hierarchy aides in building curriculum and class lessons.
Published books:
1956-Taxonomy of Educational Objectives Book 1: Cognitive Domain
1965-Affective Domain: The Classification of Educational Goals (Taxonomy of Educational Objectives)
1971- Handbook on Formative and Summative Evaluation of Student Learning
1982-All Our Children Learning
1984-Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, Book 2: Affective Domain
1985-Developing Talent in Young People

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