Educational Theory Research Paper by Research Group

Educational Theory
An examination of the educational theories of psychologists Benjamin Bloom and John Carroll.
# 26081 | 3,375 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Apr 25, 2003 in Education (Education Psychology) , Education (Theory) , Psychology (General)

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This paper discusses how educational theory addresses the nature of learning, what should be learned, how to assess learning and similar topics and in practical terms, how theory is put into practice through teaching methods, testing, a reassessment of methods and retesting. It evaluates how educational psychologists such as Benjamin Bloom and John Carroll have developed a way of classifying students, instruction and testing and of linking these issues in a developmental process. It looks at how their theories set forth certain areas of learning which identify whether or not a student is progressing and which can be assessed in order to develop a better educational strategy.

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"John Carroll offered his vision of education in a 1963 article "A Model of School Learning," while Benjamin Bloom created his taxonomy in 1956 when he headed a group of educational psychologists examining learning issues. These two theorists based their recommendations for education on the nature of the classroom, the different tasks undertaken by the teacher, the different situations faced by the teacher, and the fact that these situations all required decisions to be made about such things as grading, planning instruction, judging the success of instruction, providing for the needs of pupils, testing, assigning homework, and so on. Decision making is not accomplished in a vacuum but requires assessment, which is defined as the process of collecting, synthesizing, and interpreting information to aid in decision making."

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