Blooming Collaboratively at the Tabletop

Authors: Andrew Clayphan, Richard Gluga, Judy Kay

Conference: Educational Interfaces, Software, and Technology Workshop (EIST 2012)

Date: 5/5/2012 - 6/5/2012


Blooms Taxonomy is often cited and widely-used to classify objectives in educational activities. In the cognitive domain these revolve around critical thinking in a partic- ular topic. There are six levels in the taxonomy: Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis and Evaluation, with correspond with lower to higher order pro- cesses. Bloom has been used to specify the competence level of learning objectives in formal curriculum documents such as the ACM/IEEE CS 2008. It has also been used to classify the intellectual complexity of exam questions, however research has indicated that its use if often inconsistent due to a lack of understand of the framework and due to a lack of agreement in the classication choices.

Keywords: tabletop, collaborative learning, bloom, computer science education