ERIC Number: ED287998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Order Thinking: Definition, Meaning and Instructional Approaches.
Thomas, Ruth G., Ed.
This publication shares current thinking, research, and practice in the area of higher order thinking skills with home economics educators, including teachers, supervisors, and teacher educators. The first three articles provide general discussions of thinking skills. They are "Introduction" (Ruth Pestle); "Can Higher Order Thinking Skills Be Taught? By What Strategies?" (Jeanette Daines); and "Gender as a Variable in Teaching Thinking" (Edna Anderson). The next six articles focus more specifically on teaching strategies and types of thinking. Titles are "The Role of Listening, Reading, and Writing in Higher Order Thinking: Implications for Home Economics Instruction" (Cheryl Fedje); "The Role of the Future Homemakers of America Student Organization in Facilitating the Development of Critical Thinking Skills" (Wendy Way); "Critical Thinking: Phenomenological and Critical Foundations" (Francine Hultgren); "Problem Solving: Definition and Meaning" (Janet Laster); "Instructional Strategies for Teaching Practical Reasoning in Consumer Homemaking Classrooms" (Janet Laster); and "Reflective Thinking: Meaning and Implications for Teaching" (Norma Bobbitt). The final article, "The Meaning of Higher Order Thinking and Its Implementation in Home Economics Education" (Ruth Thomas), synthesizes major themes in the other articles, first analyzing "higher order thinking skills" as a slogan, and then showing how these articles should move educators beyond the slogan to greater understanding and better practice. (YLB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Critical Thinking, Home Economics, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
Home Economics Education Association, 1201 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036 (Publication A261-08470).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Research; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Home Economics Education Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Higher Order Skills; Thinking Skills