Higher order questions = higher order thinking

At NoTosh, we’re often struck by how many leaders and teachers use questions that, nine times out of ten, elicit answers based purely on recall and the regurgitation of facts. So how do you get your staff and students to start thinking and stop repeating? By using higher order questions to encourage higher order thinking skills (HOTS)…

Here’s how it works:

  • Use lower order ‘remembering questions’ to measure knowledge and recall ➔
  • Use ‘analyzing and evaluation questions’ to prompt higher order thinking ➔
  • Use ‘applying and creative questions’ to generate fully engaged learning

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