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Review the course objectives and activities from the Casey course.  Then decide which objectives and activities belong in which ‘Bloom’ category.  This type of analysis will help you, not only develop your course assessment plans, but will also help you decide which assessment activities are most valuable.

 

This website provides a simple explanation of Bloom’s categories:

http://www.coun.uvic.ca/learn/program/hndouts/bloom.html

 

 

Bloom categories

 

Learning objective verbs

 

Activity

 

Knowledge

(recall, list, define, identify, collect, label)

 

define

 

 

Define the Fairness Doctrine

 

Comprehension

(summarize, describe interpret, predict, discuss)

 

discuss

 

After watching Media Ethics, discuss ethical dilemmas faced by journalists.

 

Application

(apply, demonstrate, illustrate, classify, experiment, discover)

 

explore

 

Explore the ACLU view of the Patriot Act

 

Analysis

(analyze, classify, connect, explain, infer)

 

analyze

 

View Spin:The Media and the War in Iraq. Analyze the role of journalists during wartime.

 

Synthesis

(combine, integrate, plan, create, design, formulate)

 

create

 

Create individual guidelines for questionable materials, i.e. language, subject matter, or photographs.

 

Evaluation

(assess, recommend, convince, compare, conclude, summarize)

 

assess, convince, summarize

(Casey didn’t use these verbs but I think they all apply to the activity.

Students will do research to explore how the standards of taste have changed with time. They will also find examples of coverage in newspapers or the media

that redefine what is considered to be obscene, indecent or profane.

 

 

 

 

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Patricia Hutton