Bloom’s taxonomy for the digital age student in a rural African context

Keywords: bloom taxonomy, digital technology, blooms digital taxonomy, rural learners, African education

Abstract

Bloom’s Taxonomy serves as an important guide for teachers in building their student’s cognition from low to high order thinking. This taxonomy has been widely implemented in face-to-face settings worldwide. With the increased use of technology and blended and online learning on the rise, there is a need for teachers to warm up to digital learning. Teachers must be innovative in using technology to improve the quality of education and its delivery. Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy serves as an updated original Bloom’s Taxonomy for designing technology-rich instruction for quality outcomes. This qualitative study explores the use of technology and digital tools to facilitate student learning experiences and outcomes in the modern era. The secondary data collected and analyzed was gathered from existing sources of information. The study recommends that for teachers to be proficient and achieve the best outcomes and add incentives for the students, there is a need to follow the utilization of Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy and consolidate innovation, following the application will get students closer to accomplishing their learning objectives. Teachers need support to prevent forestall disdain and advancement weariness. To conclude the Bloom Digital Taxonomy is well practised in classrooms, and teachers can rest assured that the students they produce will make a difference in this world through the skills they have accumulated during their schooling years.

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Author Biographies

Morakinyo Akintolu, University of South Africa

UNESCO Chair on Open Distance Learning

College of Education

Ntandokamezi Dlamini, University of South Africa

Department of Curriculum and Instructional Studies

College of Education

Moeketsi Letseka, University of South Africa

UNESCO Chair on Open Distance Learning

College of Education

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2022-11-30
How to Cite
Akintolu, M., Dlamini, N., & Letseka, M. (2022). Bloom’s taxonomy for the digital age student in a rural African context. EUREKA: Social and Humanities, (6), 39-47. https://doi.org/10.21303/2504-5571.2022.002472
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Social Sciences