Beyond Knowledge

Patricia Q. Campbell

in Knowing Body, Moving Mind

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199793822
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199914531 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Ritual Studies Series

Beyond Knowledge

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Beginning with interview excerpts demonstrating the different ways in which respondents described their learning experiences, this chapter sets out a framework for understanding various types of learning. It briefly summarizes the learning domains of Bloom's taxonomy, showing how these domains and the learning tasks involved in each relate to learning in meditation classes. Respondents indicated that the first of Bloom's domains, cognitive learning, was less significant than the objectives of the other two domains, the affective and the psychomotor. Once again exploring ritualizing and learning with the assistance of Richard Schechner's performance theories, the chapter demonstrates that there are links between psychomotor and affective learning forged by ritualizing. A potential fourth domain based on Buddhist scripture and traditional meditation practices is also developed.

Keywords: Bloom's Taxonomy; learning domains; Buddhist doctrine; three wisdoms; performance theory; meditation

Chapter.  15779 words. 

Subjects: Buddhism

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