Higher Order Thinking Skills: Challenging All Students to Achieve / Edition 1

Higher Order Thinking Skills: Challenging All Students to Achieve / Edition 1

by R. Bruce Williams
ISBN-10:
0971733252
ISBN-13:
9780971733251
Pub. Date:
03/28/2007
Publisher:
SAGE Publications

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Higher Order Thinking Skills: Challenging All Students to Achieve / Edition 1

In this Nutshell resource, the author presents an instructionalframework for the five Rs: relevance, richness, relatedness, rigor, and recursiveness. The book shows K–12 teachers how instruction based on the five Rs, across content areas, can develop critical thinking skills (classifying, comparing/contrasting, and analyzing) and creative thinking skills (inferring, predicting, and visualizing).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780971733251
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/28/2007
Series: In A Nutshell Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Relevance
About Relevance
The Life Question
Understanding Information—Skills of Comparing and Contrasting
Generating Insight—Skills of Evaluating and Judging
Discerning Implications—Skills of Applying
2. Richness
About Richness
The Life Questions
Understanding Information—Skills of Classifying, Sorting, and Ranking
General Insight—Skills of Visualizing and Imagining
Discerning Implications—Skills of Creating, Innovating, and Inventing
3. Relatedness
About Relatedness
The Life Questions
Understanding Information—Skill of Connecting
Generating Insight—Skill of Forcing Relationships
Discerning Implications—Skill of Generalizing
4. Rigor
About Rigor
The Life Questions
Understanding Information—Skill of Explaining Why
Generating Insight—Skill of Inferring
Discerning Implications—Skills of Sequencing and Predicting
5. Recursiveness
About Recursiveness
The Life Questions
Understanding Information—Skill of Analyzing
General Insight—Skill of Making Analogies
Discerning Implications—Skill of Transferring
Conclusion
Appendix A: Brainstorming and Planning Lessons
Appendix B: Blacklines of Graphic Organizers
Bibliography

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