THE APPLICATION OF BLOOM TAXONOMY FOR THE AMELIORATION OF EXAMINATION SYSTEM- A QUALITATIVE STUDY AT HSSC LEVEL IN KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA, PAKISTAN
Background: This qualitative study was aimed to apply Bloom Taxonomy for
the improvement of examination system at Higher Secondary School
Certificate (HSSC) level in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The study tried to
explore the techniques of improvement of examination system by employing
Bloom Taxonomy in teaching learning process as well as in the setting of
examination papers to bring credibility in the result of examination at HSSC
level. Method: For collection of data purposive sampling was used. Through
four sets of semi-structured interviews, from the four respondents, i.e.,
educationist, chairman and Controller BISE (Board of Intermediate and
Secondary Education), and an Associate Professor from the department of
Higher Education of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Results: Four themes emerged
from these interviews which were properly analyzed through thematic
analysis. The results of the study showed that holistic teaching, SLO (Student
Learning Outcomes) based examination, variety of questions in papers and
combination of all learning domains will properly help in the improvement of
examination. Conclusion: The study recommends the incorporation of Bloom
Taxonomy in both teaching learning practices, as well as for the setting of
examination papers accordingly.
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