Bloom's Model of Mastery LearningBenjamin Bloom also made contributions to the study of intelligence. His experiments identified how early experiences could influence an individual's ability to learn. As a result, some of his work appeared to support the nurture side of the nature versus nurture controversy in psychology. Bloom also invented the model of mastery learning. This instructional model focuses upon the guidance of students through structured events, such as pre-tests and thorough feedback during the learning process. Research testing Bloom's mastery learning model have proven it to be effective and many instructors continue to use mastery learning techniques.
Benjamin Bloom is best known for his eponymous taxonomy. Bloom's taxonomy of learning objectives is a system of classification that organizes educational objectives into three distinct domains:
- The Cognitive
- The Affective
- The Psychomotor
The identification and structure of these domains drew heavily from Bloom's knowledge of psychology. Bloom's taxonomy is famous and serves as a useful tool for teachers planning their classroom curriculum.