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How do we encourage higher level thinking in students?

Schibeci, R., Hickey, R. and Speering, W. (1999) How do we encourage higher level thinking in students? In: 8th Annual Teaching Learning Forum, 3 - 4 February, University of Western Australia, W.A pp. 360-366.


As part of a CUTSD grant, we developed a video package to encourage primary teacher education students to think carefully about the many dimensions of teaching and learning in school classrooms, such as questioning, sequencing activities and making judgements about children's understandings. Our evaluation of the first cohort of students to use the material was based on the range of responses to classroom situations, with levels ranging from superficial to deeper reflective thinking. With such varying levels of interaction possible with the material, we have had some success in our objective, but we found we need to provide more support to develop students' skills in higher level thinking about teaching and learning processes. Considering ways to encourage higher level thinking in students led to modifications in the way the video was used for students in 1999.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Education
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Notes: Appears In: Teaching in the Disciplines/Learning in Context: The proceedings of the 8th Annual teaching Learning Forum
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