The Use of ChatGPT in English Literature Classroom: Teaching 'Waiting for Godot'
The learning outcomes of this experiment with ChatGPT in the classroom could be aligned with various levels of Bloom's Taxonomy, including:
Remembering: Students were able to recall details and themes from the play, "Waiting for Godot."
Understanding: Students demonstrated understanding of the play by analyzing characters and their motivations, interpreting symbols and motifs, and making connections to historical and cultural contexts.
Applying: Students applied their knowledge by answering questions about the play, such as explaining the meaning of terms used in Lucky's speech.
Analyzing: Students analyzed the conversation between Vladimir and the Boy in both Acts, evaluating the significance of their interactions.
Evaluating: Students evaluated the suggestion that suicide is a better solution to the tramp's predicament than waiting.
Creating: Students engaged in creative thinking by offering their own interpretations of the play and connecting it to Sartre's concept of "Bad Faith."
Through this experiment, students were challenged to use higher-level thinking skills and engage with the material in a more meaningful and critical way. The design of the worksheets allowed students to rely on their own interpretations, encouraging independent thinking and intellectual growth.