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Predictably Irrational: Dan Ariely

Prompt: People are making economic decisions based on logic and reason. Agree or disagree? Why? Give examples and reasons to support your opinion. I disagree that people are making economic decisions based on logic and reason. For example Dan Ariely in his book Predictably Irrational conducted an experiment where people were suppose to choose between 3 different purchase options. As it turned out, people prefer to compare the premade options and decide for the option that is most convenient. Thinking…

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Objective domains for better teaching

Dividing Blooms taxonomy into 3 Objective domains helps teachers to create well defined, observable, measurable and valid objectives. First domain, the cognitive domain, sometimes also called knowledge based domain encompasses intellectual or thinking skills. Objectives written under this domain are knowledge objectives. Let’s illustrate how objectives are developed on simple task to teach Colors to a group of students. As an example of a knowledge objective we can then write the following: “Students will be able to memorize basic colors…

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