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Explore the APPLY cognitive level from Bloom's taxonomy of the Cognitive Domain

Practical Digital Thinking Tools to engage all learners. Supercharge your training workshops and engage your learners with thinking tools, improving critical thinking skills at the same time as the topic being covered. Use specific thinking tools to create a higher level of success, engagement and participation in training sessions, seminars, workshops and meetings.

In this webinar recorded in 2021 with Eric Frangenheim from Rodin Educational Consultancy, explore the APPLY cognitive level from Bloom’s taxonomy of the Cognitive Domain. 

Workbook provided & Tools used - Use the 'Fish Bone Diagram' and 'PROE (Predict, Reason, Observe, Explain)' thinking tools.

Each tool is dealt with twice. The first exercise/activity is completing a tool on a topic chosen. The second exercise/activity is where each participant spends 5 minutes using that thinking tool on a topic of their choice, which they will have established at the start. Practice two thinking tools, the first exercise/activity based on selected topics, and the second exercise/activity to practice by using both thinking tools to suit their own purpose.

10% Discount! for VET PD Series subscribers - Use your discount code when purchasing!

1 hour, 45 minutes in duration.


Eric's explanation with real examples made a lot of sense to me
The best part was putting into practise with subjects relating to our own interests
This is always brilliant but even more brilliant to redo a few times to really cement in the wealth of learning offered

My head is spinning with possibilities!
I believe these tools could be a very valuable resource for teachers in the VET sector
Will really assist good training delivery

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Thinking skills & tools

Thinking Skills & Tools A thinking skill is determined by the task verb used in the question or activity. E.g., “Discuss this proposal, marketing plan, technique, solution”. ‘Discuss’ is the thinking skill.


Explanation of terms 

  • Bloom. Benjamin Bloom. Psychologist who in 1957, classified the way we process information. This is known as Bloom’s Taxonomy of the cognitive Domain. This has since been updated.
  • Taxonomy. The classification of the different levels of Cognition or processing material.
  • Cognition. The way we think about or process data or stimuli. These are thinking skills which are identified by the task or focus verb
  • Cognitive Domain. Areas of thinking about or processing data or stimulus. These are, from foundational to higher levels of cognition or higher-order thinking skills, as follows. Remember, Understand, Apply, Analyse, Evaluate and Design



    Eric Frangenheim - Principal Consultant, Rodin Educational Consultancy

    Eric is a well-respected Australian author, education consultant and presenter with 47 years practical experience and a boundless energy and passion for teaching. Based in Queensland on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Eric works across the education and corporate sectors to inspire and equip educators and business leaders with easy-to-implement and successful thinking tools for higher-order thinking.

    His mission is to promote thinking in learning by sharing thinking tools to empower vibrant thinkers for life.

    Eric has worked in hundreds of schools, staff rooms, uni lecture theatres, conferences and businesses and government departments throughout Australia and New Zealand and has also taught and presented in India, South Africa, Singapore, Indonesia, PNG, Abu Dhabi, USA and the Republic of Nauru.


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