Category Archives: Workshop 2

Aligning Learning Outcomes to Blooms Taxonomy

Original Learning Outcomes:
1. apply concepts relating to soil classification, soil properties and stress concepts to foundation analysis and design (Level 3 Verb is the active verb, mention of Level 4 and 5 verbs but more passive)
2. effectively communicate ideas and concepts to peers and professionals through written work and class projects (No Blooms verbs)
3. design and recommend appropriate foundation type using available information and judgment (Level 6 verb)
4. utilize industry software to design and analyze foundations (deep and shallow). (No Blooms verbs)
Revised Learning Outcomes:
1. Extrapolate information required for the design and analysis of foundations. (Level 4 verb)
2. Apply concepts relating to soil classification, soil properties and stress concepts to the design and analysis of foundations. (Level 6 verb)
3. Design and evaluate shallow and deep foundations. (Level 5 and 6 verb)
3. Formulate ideas and demonstrate enhanced oral and written communication skills. (Level 6 verb)
Reflection: As a Technical Elective for students focusing on a concentration, Level 4-6 learning levels is what I expect of them, this makes is more clear. As long as I share with them the levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy, of course.

Bloom’s Taxonomy

How can we have a more in-depth approach to Bloom’s Taxonomy in our courses? Select one syllabus you have prepared for the current semester, refer to your syllabus and map all your learning objectives to Bloom’s Taxonomy.

  1. After mapping your objectives to Blooms taxonomy, did anything surprise you?
  2. Did you revise your learning outcomes?
  3.  Share the results of your activity on the OpenLab.

For example, I have included a sample from on of my courses, CMCE 1115

CMCE 1115

an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge

Corresponding Level in Bloom’s Taxonomy: Applying.