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Metacognition & Higher Order Thinking Skills. What is Bloom’s Taxonomy? Creating Evaluating Analyzing Applying Understanding Remembering Higher Order.

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1 Metacognition & Higher Order Thinking Skills

2 What is Bloom’s Taxonomy? Creating Evaluating Analyzing Applying Understanding Remembering Higher Order Thinking

3 Memorization does not equal learning. You can memorize something without understanding. Thinking is done in both words & pictures There are 3 main types of intelligence & thinking: Analytical Creative These can blend…. Practical How does Bloom’s Taxonomy Impact me?

4 You can improve your thinking skills by understanding the processes involved in thinking. Metacognition = thinking about thinking. Metacognition

5  No memorization  We must do something with the facts we discover  This is where Bloom’s Taxonomy comes in…. Higher Order Thinking

6 Let’s use The Kite Runner…. Bloom’s Taxonomy in Action Remembering: Who are the main characters? Understanding: How would you summarize the story? Applying: What questions would you ask Amir about that fateful day in the winter of 1975? Analyzing: How does Amir fulfill the hero archetype? Evaluating: What are the pros & cons of Amir winning the kite-fighting tournament? Creating: How would you re-write this story in a children’s version?

7 1.) Come to class prepared in the Remembering & Understanding levels = this is expected of you. 2.) Function in the Applying & Analyzing levels in your notes, class and small group discussions without being reminded 3.) Perform writing & projects at the Evaluating and Creating levels. So…now what?

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