Applying Benjamin Bloom's Taxonomy Ideas in Adult Learning

  • Nataliia Grebin Ivan Franko National University of Lviv Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Psychology Universytetska Street 1, Lviv, Ukraine https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9473-0404
  • Sofia Grabovska Ivan Franko National University of Lviv Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Psychology
  • Ruslana Karkovska Ivan Franko National University of Lviv Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Psychology
  • Anna Vovk Ivan Franko National University of Lviv Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Psychology
Keywords: Bloom’s taxonomy, Bloom’s cube, hierarchy of mental operations, adult learning.

Abstract

Aim. The research goal of this paper is to theoretically substantiate the feasibility of using Benjamin Bloom’s psychological and pedagogical model and its modifications in the adult learning system.

Methods. The study used the methods of theoretical analysis, synthesis and modelling of the implementation options for Bloom’s techniques in the training of adults.

Results and Conclusions. The analysis showed that the use of techniques based on Bloom’s taxonomy, modified for adult training, makes it possible to develop students’ skills and abilities to thoroughly and comprehensively analyse the problem, and to find creative, effective solutions. Such a sequence of task setting as “reproduction” (knowledge), “understanding” (comprehension), “application,” “analysis,” “evaluation,” and “creation” is proposed as a general scheme of various training for adults. In particular, an example of the design of training in developing communication skills and training in overcoming procrastination skills is given.

Author Biographies

Nataliia Grebin, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Psychology Universytetska Street 1, Lviv, Ukraine

Associate Professor of the Department of Psychology Ivan Franko Lviv National University, Lviv, Ukraine. Her scientific interests are focused on  biological and social aspects of personality development. Interested also in social psychology, psychology of education, psychology of persons with special needs etc.

Sofia Grabovska , Ivan Franko National University of Lviv Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Psychology

Head of Psychology Department, Professor of the Department of Psychology Ivan Franko Lviv National University, Lviv, Ukraine

Ruslana Karkovska, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Psychology

Ph.D. (psychology), associate professor, associate professor of the Department of Psychology, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Ukraine). Her scientific interests are focused on organizational psychology, ethical behavior, adult learning.

Anna Vovk, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Psychology

Ph.D. (psychology), associate professor, associate professor of the Department of Psychology, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Ukraine)

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Published
2020-06-26
How to Cite
Grebin, N., Grabovska , S., Karkovska, R., & Vovk, A. (2020). Applying Benjamin Bloom’s Taxonomy Ideas in Adult Learning. Journal of Education Culture and Society, 11(1), 61-72. https://doi.org/10.15503/jecs2020.1.61.72