Module Five: Developing Critical Habits of Mind
Reading the article does bring about valid points in implementing the SAMR model in the classroom. The article also questions the credibility of the SAMAR model has there are no peer-reviewed article and no publication about the model. This has led me to question the model and I am hesitant in utilising it in my teaching/classroom activities. This is the result of their not being many articles and scholarly sources which supports this model which is Linderoth states in the article.
In the revised taxonomy, the framework remains in hierarchy like the original however the six categories are assumed to be ordered in terms on increasing complexity, with Remember being less complex than Understand, which is less complex than Apply, and so on. Unlike the original Taxonomy, the six categories can. Even though Bloom’s Taxonomy has undergone changes throughout the years there some components has remained the same. For example, in both the original and the revised version both encompass the notion of evaluation where students are to make a judgement based on the criteria and standard.
I prefer Bloom’s Taxonomy as they assist teacher in what the students need to be to reach their full potential and builds on their prior learning. They begin easy and then it becomes more complex for the students which highlights their growth in the way they think. It also allows teachers to see how each student is progressing and where they are encountering difficulties.