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Higher Order Thinking Skills
What they are, why they are important and how you can use them in class
HOTS
 What you hope to get from today’s
workshop
 What are HOTS?
 Personal interest
 Why should we care about them?
 ...
What are HOTS?
What are HOTS?
 Slide here with explanations of each skill
Personal Interest
“Professional” Enquiry
Summary of Main Findings
 Pupil Questionnaire:
Use skills all the time but are not aware of termin...
Rationale - CfE
Problems - SQA
 Misuse of language of transferrable skills e.g. to apply knowledge of a
particular moral ...
Applying Bloom’s
 Knowledge – List the items used by Goldilocks while
she was in the Bears’ house.
 Comprehension – Expl...
Applying Bloom’s
Little Red Riding Hood
Question Skill
Illustrate the main idea of the story on a poster.
Rank the charact...
Applying Bloom’s
Little Red Riding Hood
Question Skill
Illustrate the main idea of the story on a poster. Application
Rank...
Applying Bloom’s
Three Little Pigs : Create a Question/Task for
Each Skill
HOTS Lesson Ideas - Starters
HOTS Lesson Ideas – Extension Questions
HOTS Lesson Ideas – Tasks
HOTS Lesson Ideas – Plenaries
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Higher order thinking skills presentation

Scott Anderson 21-11-16

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Higher order thinking skills presentation

  1. 1. Higher Order Thinking Skills What they are, why they are important and how you can use them in class
  2. 2. HOTS  What you hope to get from today’s workshop  What are HOTS?  Personal interest  Why should we care about them?  HOTS in action  Resource sharing
  3. 3. What are HOTS?
  4. 4. What are HOTS?  Slide here with explanations of each skill
  5. 5. Personal Interest
  6. 6. “Professional” Enquiry Summary of Main Findings  Pupil Questionnaire: Use skills all the time but are not aware of terminology Simple starters (understanding/remembering) helped to link learning Identifying skill aided concentration Resources helped pupils to formulate questions  Teachers: Structure of lessons Structure of assessments
  7. 7. Rationale - CfE Problems - SQA  Misuse of language of transferrable skills e.g. to apply knowledge of a particular moral theory is called analysis!  When drilling down to examine technique, skills words mean different things to pupils across each curricular area.  BTC 4  Kier Bloomer ‘highlighting the skills component’ of tasks ‘use a common language to describe skills’
  8. 8. Applying Bloom’s  Knowledge – List the items used by Goldilocks while she was in the Bears’ house.  Comprehension – Explain why Goldilocks liked Baby Bear’s chair the best.  Application – Demonstrate what Goldilocks would use if she came to your house.  Analysis – Compare this story to reality. What events could not really happen.  Evaluation – Judge whether Goldilocks was good or bad. Defend your opinion.  Creation – Propose how the story would be different if it were Goldilocks and the Three Fish. Using the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  9. 9. Applying Bloom’s Little Red Riding Hood Question Skill Illustrate the main idea of the story on a poster. Rank the characters from best to worst and explain how you ranked them. Write a new story by placing Red in a modern-day city. What did Red do when she first saw the Wolf? Tell what happened to the grandmother in the story. How does the moral of this story compare to other fairytales?
  10. 10. Applying Bloom’s Little Red Riding Hood Question Skill Illustrate the main idea of the story on a poster. Application Rank the characters from best to worst and explain how you ranked them. Evaluation Write a new story by placing Red in a modern-day city. Creation What did Red do when she first saw the Wolf? Understanding Tell what happened to the grandmother in the story. Knowledge How does the moral of this story compare to other fairytales? Analysis
  11. 11. Applying Bloom’s Three Little Pigs : Create a Question/Task for Each Skill
  12. 12. HOTS Lesson Ideas - Starters
  13. 13. HOTS Lesson Ideas – Extension Questions
  14. 14. HOTS Lesson Ideas – Tasks
  15. 15. HOTS Lesson Ideas – Plenaries

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