Proposal Abstract

This presentation will connect research on teaching strategies that promote certain kinds of learning with major learning taxonomies in the literature. First, there will be a visual comparison of taxonomies to show differences and commonalities. If we consider a taxonomy as a concept map, inconsistencies seen in these comparisons should not be surprising since they were created by different groups of qualified educators. Second, there will be a partnering up of findings from research about instructional strategies that work for different types of learning. This will place us in a better position to judge the value of a taxonomy and discuss: (1) What are the competing concepts in the taxonomies? (2) How does research on “what works” and the “events of learning” align with those concepts? (3) Does this alignment offer practical guidance for teaching?

Location

Room 2904

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 12th, 2:00 PM Mar 12th, 2:45 PM

Welcome to the Dance: Partnering Up Taxonomies and Research

Room 2904

This presentation will connect research on teaching strategies that promote certain kinds of learning with major learning taxonomies in the literature. First, there will be a visual comparison of taxonomies to show differences and commonalities. If we consider a taxonomy as a concept map, inconsistencies seen in these comparisons should not be surprising since they were created by different groups of qualified educators. Second, there will be a partnering up of findings from research about instructional strategies that work for different types of learning. This will place us in a better position to judge the value of a taxonomy and discuss: (1) What are the competing concepts in the taxonomies? (2) How does research on “what works” and the “events of learning” align with those concepts? (3) Does this alignment offer practical guidance for teaching?