Taxonomies of Education

Taxonomies of Education

Lawrence A. Tomei (Robert Morris University, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 24
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-524-5.ch003
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Abstract

This chapter explores the key to taxonomies and their effectiveness as a teaching strategy. The explanation lies in their use of learning objectives constructed to embody three primary characteristics: an observable task, particular learning conditions, and established standards of performance. A properly constructed learning objective involves an observable task that the student must perform to demonstrate that the goal has been mastered. There must be little doubt as to the conditions under which the learning will occur, namely, the actions students are expected to demonstrate. Finally, learning objectives must stipulate what constitutes successful learning. Standards authenticate successful learning.

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