Benjamin Bloom

Events

Benjamin Bloom born

February 21st 1913

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 a bachelor’s and master’s degree

1935

Got it from from Pennsylvania State University in 1935

Ph.D

1942

He got his Ph.D in 1942 from the University of Chicago in March of 1942

Theory Created

1956

Add on: There are five levels in the affective domain moving through the lowest order processes to the highest:
Receiving
The lowest level; the student passively pays attention. Without this level no learning can occur.
Responding
The student actively participates in the learning process, not only attends to a stimulus, the student also reacts in some way.
Valuing
The student attaches a value to an object, phenomenon, or piece of information.
Organizing
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.
Characterizing
The student has held a particular value or belief that now exerts influence on his/her behavior so that it becomes a characteristic.

Theory Created

1956

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

Benjamin Bloom dies

1999

Benjamin Bloom dies in his home in Chicago. He was 86