Wondering about Bloom and what he has to do with SAS programming. For any learner, he is someone to respect. For anyone wishing to learn more about the levels of the learning process, this is the master. Bloom classified cognitive, a big word for thinking skills, into 6 broad categories. In the learning process, you start with basic knowledge, then you apply it to situations and then you start to play with the knowledge by creating interesting solutions. Here is my take on mapping Bloom’s taxonomy onto the SAS programming language and the courses you take.
At the end of Programming 2, SAS learners have enough content to get that recognized by a standards body. In almost every class I teach, at least half of the class asks me how they can go about getting that standard. I’m excited about what we’ve managed to do. What we’ve been talking about for months is now a reality. With the help of my colleagues in Marketing and Education, I’ve put together a 1-day workshop to be held here in Canada chock full of content.
In the morning we’ll share SAS content. In the afternoon you get to write a sample exam to see where you are. I tried it a few times and would highly recommend it. We also serve you breakfast & lunch & unlimited coffee. So that’s everything taken care of for you to just focus on learning & trying. I thought I’d draw you a pix. Do you like it and my take on Bloom? Are you curious about the workshop and finding out where you are in terms of SAS programming skills? If you’re in the neighborhood, come join me on October 11th.
I think Bloom would be happy to see his legacy taking such interesting shape. But I think he would be ecstatic if you would write to me. Bloom aside, for your own sake, if you’ve been thinking about certification & wondering where you stand, I would strongly recommend you consider taking this course. I’m here to help you so write to me; your questions and comments are what keep me going to help you further in your goals to master SAS.