Bloom’s Taxonomy

Learning to think critically is a skill that you will need long after your time at Capella. It can help you to make decisions, form opinions, and evaluate information. One critical thinking model is Bloom’s taxonomy. After reading the Granello’s 2001 article, “Promoting Cognitive Complexity in Graduate Written Work: Using Bloom’s Taxonomy As a Pedagogical Tool to Improve Literature Reviews,” uploaded below from this unit’s second study, respond to the following questions:

  • What do you see as strengths and weaknesses of Bloom’s taxonomy?
  • How might you use Bloom’s taxonomy as a tool when writing? How could it help you evaluate your own writing?
  • How could you apply Bloom’s taxonomy to research articles you read?

Discussion 3

Before you begin your post, read about the following three theories from the Reading Excerpts From Scholarly Articles document given in the resources:

  • David McClelland’s achievement motivation theory.
  • Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.
  • Frederick Herzberg’s motivation theory.

Make sure you understand the ideas advanced by each author (knowledge and comprehension), and imagine how these ideas could be applied (application). Then, for your initial post in this discussion:

  • Analyze each author’s model to determine the most important key concepts in each.
  • Compare and contrast briefly the three sets of key concepts.
  • Synthesize the ideas of all of the authors to identify 2–3 overriding themes that have emerged from this research in human motivation.
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