Education for the head, hands, and heart

Benjamin Bloom: head, hands, and heart
What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “head, hands, and heart”?

Waldorf-style teaching programs? Maybe the sign of the cross?

How about a taxonomy of learning objectives — cognitive, psychomotor, and affective — whose development by educational psychologist Benjamin Bloom traces back to 1956?

This latter was new to me, a source I discovered in the 2008 paper, “Achieving transformative sustainability learning: engaging head, hands and heart.”

Intriguing framework. Image of Bloom’s Taxonomy from Wikimedia Commons. More on Bloom’s Taxonomy from Don Clark.

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