Because it provides an order for cognitive behaviours, CS Education uses the Bloom Taxonomy framework to create assessments, evaluate the complexity of assignments, increase the rigour of a lesson, simplify an activity to help personalize learning, design summative assessments, plan discussion-based learning, frame the development of thought patterns, and more. Its application is essential for the rapid development of all students’ cognitive learning processes.
Bloom’s Taxonomy is a hierarchical ordering of cognitive skills that can, among countless other uses, streamline the teaching process and help students to learn.
There are six components within Bloom’s Taxonomy (new version):
The Remember, Understand and Apply components are considered the lower order thinking skills(LOTS) and the Analyse, Evaluate and Create components are considered the higher order
thinking skills(HOTS). CS Education’s program develops as the students move from year 3 to year 6, where the emphasis on the higher order thinking skills(HOTS) progressively grows larger. This is designed to maximize the potential of the students to become critical thinkers in our modern society.
A 21st century education must be tied to outcomes pertaining to proficiency in core subject knowledge and skills that are expected and highly valued in schools.
Learning at CS Education is set within the framework and expected outcomes of four core subjects: Writing, English, Mathematics and General Ability. The core skills tested within these core subjects are as follows:
- Writing examines student’s Creative Writing
- English examines student’s Reading Skills
- Mathematics examines student’s Mathematical Reasoning Skills
- General Ability examines student’s Thinking Skills