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What is Higher-Order Thinking?

It is a concept of education reform based on learning taxonomies (such as Bloom's Taxonomy). The idea is that some types of learning require more cognitive processing than others, but also have more benefits. In a revised Bloom's taxonomy, for example, skills involving analyze, evaluate and create are thought to be of a higher order, requiring different learning and teaching methods than the learning of facts and concepts. Higher-order thinking involves the learning of complex judgemental skills such as critical thinking and problem solving. Higher-order thinking is more difficult to learn or teach but also more valuable because such skills are more likely to be usable in novel situations (i.e., situations other than those in which the skill was learned).

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Our Purpose

The focus of these programmes is to develop higher order thinking skills (HOT) among learners. We believe that students failure to understand a problem is due to the fact that they do not have the knowledge of HOT which is a prerequisite in a learning process, without which students may not understand subject matter contents deeply. Besides that, HOT can be applied to develop a culture of thinking among all levels of society.

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