Presentation on theme: "Metacognition & Higher Order Thinking Skills"— Presentation transcript:
1Metacognition & Higher Order Thinking Skills Bloom’s TaxonomyMetacognition & Higher Order Thinking Skills
2What is Bloom’s Taxonomy? CreatingHigherOrderThinkingEvaluatingAnalyzingApplyingUnderstandingRemembering
3How does Bloom’s Taxonomy Impact me? Memorization does not equal learning.You can memorize something without understanding.Thinking is done in both words & picturesThere are 3 main types of intelligence & thinking:AnalyticalCreative These can blend….Practical
4MetacognitionYou can improve your thinking skills by understanding the processes involved in thinking. Metacognition = thinking about thinking.
5Higher Order Thinking No memorization We must do something with the facts we discoverThis is where Bloom’s Taxonomy comes in….
6Bloom’s Taxonomy in Action Let’s use The Kite Runner….Creating: How would you re-write this story in a children’s version?Evaluating: What are the pros & cons of Amir winning the kite-fighting tournament?Analyzing: How does Amir fulfill the hero archetype?Applying: What questions would you ask Amir about that fateful day in the winter of 1975?Understanding: How would you summarize the story?Remembering: Who are the main characters?
7So…now what?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.