Presentation on theme: "HIGHER ORDER THINKING SKILLS"— Presentation transcript:
1 HIGHER ORDER THINKING SKILLS When we talk about HOTS "higher-order thinking skills" we're concentrating on the top three levels of Bloom's Taxonomy: analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
2 Questions that tap higher level thinking SkillSample PromptsPurposeLevelCreatingdesign, construct, plan, producecombine elements into a new pattern or productHigherEvaluatingcheck, critique, judge, hypothesize, conclude, explainjudge or decide according to a set of criteriaAnalyzingcompare, organize, cite differences, deconstructbreak down or examine informationOne of the commonly used questioning techniques is to employ the 5W and 1H questions: Who, What, Where, When, Why and How.
3 Asking "Good" Questions to Promote Higher Order Thinking Skills To increase higher order thinking:How did you get that answer?Can you explain your thinking?What makes that tricky?What would happen if…?What words in the story prove that?Can you give an example of that?
4 BLOOM’S TAXANOMYHigher Order Thinking Skills, also called critical thinking skills categorizes lesson activities and questions into a pyramid. HOTS are categorized from the top down, in order of skill required and educational value of question type.Evaluation - Making decisions Synthesis - Using information in new ways to create new thingsAnalysis - Identifying components Application - Using information to solve given problems Comprehension - Restating, paraphrasing, summarizing Knowledge - Rote fact recall (These are on the bottom because they are both the most common and least effective)