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Sharing a paper today on the visualisation of educational taxonomies. I have finally got around to putting into a paper some of the blog postings, discussion, tweets and ruminations of recent years on educational taxonomies. I am always struck in talking to US educators (and faculty training teachers in particular) of the very direct use made of Bloom's original 1956 educational taxonomy for the cognitive domain. They seem oblivious however to other work that might sit
(conceptually) alongside Bloom is a way to support their practice.

In New Zealand, whilst at Massey I got into some fascinating discussions with education staff about the blurring of the affective and cognitive domains, significant in cross-cultural education, and this led me to look for effective representations of domains. I came across an unattributed circular representation that made instant sense to me, and set about mapping other domains in the same way. In the process I found not only a tool that supported and reinforced the conceptual framework represented by Constructive Alignment, but also a visualising that supported engagement with educational technologies and assessment tools. I hope this brief account is of use to people and am, as always, very open to feedback and comment.

I'm very grateful to those colleagues across the globe who have expressed interest in using these visual representations and hope to be able to share some applicable data with everyone in due course.

Although still very much a work in progress, today sees the release of the POISE website with 15 animated shorts detailing conversations about learning that students have had during POISE workshops.

Web resources online

Each video, usually no more than 60 seconds and stored on YouTube, captures some dialogue between students about learning and teaching. The result of discussions and conversations at workshops during the POISE project (2012-2013), the videos are designed to reflect some common student concerns about teaching and learning, about students expectations of what the University experience should be like.

Many of the resources that are linked to from these discussions are freely available on the web and are open access resources.

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