Bloom’s Sandwich

In creative media courses these days, Bloom’s taxonomy, when expressed hierarchically like in the image below, (a la Maslow?) can look like a batenburg cake. I worry about the phenomena of “Bloom’s empty sandwich”, where students are remembering, understanding and creating, but have little time for the filling of applying, analysing or evaluating. blooms_pyramidThis cauterisation of certain levels could be referred to as training, rather than education, and when you realise that one of the dominant forms of learning for young people is the YouTube clip, you can see why.

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