Presentation on theme: "Metacognition & Higher Order Thinking Skills"— Presentation transcript:
1 Metacognition & Higher Order Thinking Skills Bloom’s TaxonomyMetacognition & Higher Order Thinking Skills
2 What is Bloom’s Taxonomy? CreatingHigherOrderThinkingEvaluatingAnalyzingApplyingUnderstandingRemembering
3 How 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
4 MetacognitionYou can improve your thinking skills by understanding the processes involved in thinking. Metacognition = thinking about thinking.
5 Higher Order Thinking No memorization We must do something with the facts we discoverThis is where Bloom’s Taxonomy comes in….
6 Bloom’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?
7 So…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.