ERIC Number: ED232466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Innovations in ESL Curriculum Design: Kindergarten through Grade 12.
Huck, Sharon; Rosenblum, Eileen
A proposed approach to English as a second language (ESL) curriculum design for kindergarten through grade 12 is based on Bloom's taxonomy and McCarthy's four learning styles for right/left brain learning. Bloom's taxonomy established six levels for learning objectives: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. All levels of this taxonomy should be addressed in the ESL curriculum in order to ensure the development of cognitive academic skills that are necessary for school success. While most teaching styles are directed at the cognitive left side of the brain, the proposed approach includes intuitive right brain activities and integrated right/left brain activities. ESL curricula should teach to both sides of the brain to increase the probability of successful performance. Four learning styles are identified: innovative, analytic, common sense, and dynamic. Teachers can address all four learning styles in one classroom by using four teaching styles for each language skill. Sample learning activities are suggested for each level of Bloom's taxonomy, right and left brain learning, and the four learning styles, and a sample curriculum is presented. (RW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Blooms Taxonomy
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Northern Regional Chapter of Illinois Teachers of English as a Second Language/Bilingual Education (4th, 1982).