Eastwood’s Taxonomy

PluribusOne™ Consulting is pleased to report devising a new taxonomy: Eastwood’s Taxonomy, for in-the-world learning/ experiential behavior, a taxonomy that supplements, if not supplants, the “cognitive domain” of Bloom’s Taxonomy that is used for in-school learning behavior/indoctrination.

For more than fifty years, Benjamin Bloom’s taxonomy (classification system), which purports to mirror the nature of thinking, has been widely applied in the field of higher education to structure the teaching process.

This new, Noetitek™-based, taxonomy expresses the complete spectrum of thought processes that need honing in order to acquire knowledge on an independent/autotelic basis, and develop higher levels of knowing that surpass the acceptance of classroom inculcation which typically passes for knowledge.


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2 Responses to “Eastwood’s Taxonomy”

  1. Sandi Says:

    I always sensed that something is wrong with the way the schooling process is structured but after reading this posting I’m still not sure why. Can you please post more about the exact differences between these two taxonomies and the details about why yours is better?

  2. PluribusOne™ Says:

    There is much online about Bloom’s Taxonomy. We do not wish to post details about the new taxonomy in a piecemeal fashion because we know that there will be much controversy. An e-book is being written that will give this the in-depth treatment it requires. Until then, we can say that the big problem with Bloom’s Taxonomy is that it is static, incomplete, and nurtures the approach to schooling where students are “taught at” whereas Eastwood’s Taxonomy is dynamic, reflects all of the foundational forces of nature, and supports an approach where students are respected and truly educated. There are some similarities between the two taxonomies, but the differences are substantial. The new taxonomy is viable as a guide to educators and would revolutionize public schooling.

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