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ERIC Number: ED474086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 16
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Focusing Upon Higher Order Thinking Skills: WebQuests and the Learner-Centered Mathematical Learning Environment.
Crawford, Caroline M.; Brown, Evelyn
Emphasizing higher order thinking skills is of primary concern within mathematics. Learning environments emphasizing the learners understanding of the subject matter are constantly under review, with one learner-centered emphasis upon instruction leading the way: WebQuests. The design and development of WebQuests for the mathematical classroom environment offers the integration of mathematical subject matter, higher order thinking skills and a learner-centered emphasis of instruction. This paper discusses Bloom's Taxonomy which can create an appropriate format through which to view the developing levels of higher order thinking skills (HOTS); describes HOTS (by Thomas, Thorne and Small) which can be described as a composition of content thinking, critical thinking, and creating thinking, and each feature of which offers an emphasis towards a separate level featured within Bloom's Taxonomy; reviews eight aspects associated with HOTS; describes learning activities for the World Wide Web; and defines WebQuests, including essential aspects that must be incorporated in the design and development of successful WebQuests for use within a mathematical learning environment. Includes two tables and one figure. (Contains 7 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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