Bio:Born in Lansford Pennsylvania,He received a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1935, and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Chicago in March 1942. He found/Created his theory in 1956. In his lifetime he published 3 books, before he died in 1999.
Got it from from Pennsylvania State University in 1935
He got his Ph.D in 1942 from the University of Chicago in March of 1942
His theory is basically a set of three hierarchical models that is used to classify educational learning objectives into three levels of complexity and specificity. It’s used to promote a higher form in thinking in education. (such as evaluating concepts, processes, procedures, and principles, rather than just remembering facts
Add on: There are five levels in the affective domain moving through the lowest order processes to the highest:
The lowest level; the student passively pays attention. Without this level no learning can occur.
The student actively participates in the learning process, not only attends to a stimulus, the student also reacts in some way.
The student attaches a value to an object, phenomenon, or piece of information.
The student can put together different values, information, and ideas and accommodate them within his/her own schema; comparing, relating, and elaborating on what has been learned.
The student has held a particular value or belief that now exerts influence on his/her behavior so that it becomes a characteristic.
Benjamin Bloom dies in his home in Chicago. He was 86