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Ch 19: Teaching Higher-Order Thinking

About This Chapter

In this chapter, you can study valuable strategies for teaching students how to analyze information, think critically, solve problems, and be active in their own thinking and learning. You'll see specific examples of incorporating these higher-order thinking methods.

Teaching Higher-Order Thinking - Chapter Summary

This chapter explores several higher-order thinking strategies, including critical thinking, problem solving, and analyzing multiple perspectives. You'll study ways to help students take ownership of their education through inquiry-based learning, as well as review techniques to challenge students to use metacognitive strategies. These lessons provide models of learning and teaching, and they supply you with multiple examples of how to implement these higher-order thinking skills in the classroom. You'll learn strategies for various ages and types of students, from K-12. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Understand the inquiry-based learning model
  • Describe methods of teaching critical thinking
  • List ways to increase students' abilities to appreciate multiple perspectives
  • Explain teaching strategies to expand students' thinking through metacognitive skills
  • Explore instructional strategies for teaching higher-order thinking

Our trustworthy team of instructors has designed these lessons based on their expertise and experience in teaching higher-order thinking skills. The content is presented through video lessons that cleverly illustrate the lesson concepts and reinforce the most important content with text. The written transcripts are available online and in a printer-friendly worksheet. Plus, you can quickly check your comprehension of each lesson with a 5-question quiz.

5 Lessons in Chapter 19: Teaching Higher-Order Thinking
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Inquiry-Based Learning: Definition, Examples & Model

1. Inquiry-Based Learning: Definition, Examples & Model

Inquiry-based learning is a strategy for helping students take ownership of their learning goals in an engaging way. In this lesson, we will examine inquiry-based learning by defining what it means, and looking at examples from two different instructional models.

Metacognitive Strategies: Definition & Examples

2. Metacognitive Strategies: Definition & Examples

This lesson will define and explain in detail what metacognitive strategies are and how they can be used in the classroom to help deepen students' thinking about content and develop students who are ready and willing to tackle new content.

Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

3. Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

Critical thinking is one of the most important habits a student can learn. This lesson helps you figure out what critical thinking skills are and how you can help your students develop them.

Teaching Students to Appreciate & Analyze Multiple Perspectives

4. Teaching Students to Appreciate & Analyze Multiple Perspectives

Have you ever found it difficult to accept someone else's perspective? It may be tough, but our job as teachers is to enable students to appreciate and analyze multiple perspectives. This lesson will identify and describe strategies for this purpose.

Instructional Strategies for Teaching Problem Solving

5. Instructional Strategies for Teaching Problem Solving

Are you looking for strategies designed to teach problem solving and boost student achievement? This lesson offers effective and versatile ideas for teaching problem solving that may be used in almost any K-12 context. Specific examples are provided.

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