Higher Order Thinking Skills
Challenging All Students to Achieve
By (author) R. Bruce Williams
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Higher Order Thinking Skills by R. Bruce Williams
Book DescriptionExplicit instruction in thinking skills must be a priority goal of all teachers. In this book, the author presents a framework of the five Rs: Relevancy, Richness, Relatedness, Rigor, and Recursiveness. The framework serves to illuminate instruction in critical and creative thinking skills for K-12 teachers across content areas.Each chapter treats one category of thinking skills. A chapter begins with a brief anecdote that illustrates the category, then discusses the skill, presents relevant life questions, and concludes by examining chosen strategies for the three thinking levels.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780971733251
(229mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Robin Fogarty & Associates Ltd
Publisher: Robin Fogarty & Associates Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author R. Bruce Williams
Higher-Order Thinking Skills, Paperback (March 2015)
Originally published: Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Corwin, c2003.
Brain-Compatible Learning for the Block, Paperback (February 2008)
The second edition provides detailed sample lesson plans and includes additional strategies for using extended time formats effectively.
Cooperative Learning, Paperback (July 2007)» View all books by R. Bruce Williams
This practical guidebook demonstrates how to integrate six critical elements-reflection, individual achievement, collaboration, higher-order thinking, emotional realms, and social skills-into robust cooperative learning tasks.
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Author Biography - R. Bruce Williams
Bruce Williams has more than thirty five years of international consulting experience, and is noted for his expertise in group facilitation and in planning and team building methodologies. Williams' specialty is facilitating participative, interactive group workshops whether they are focused on strategic planning and consensus building or instructional methodologies for the classroom. He has conducted successful workshops on brain compatible learning and school change facilitation, and he frequently presents in the areas of cooperative learning, higher order thinking skills, and authentic assessment. With seven years' experience in teaching English as a second language in Japan and Korea, Williams is highly experienced in working with diverse populations. Thirty-six years' experience in adult training also make him a valuable resource in facilitating school change. In addition to conference workshops in 2002 in Australia and New Zealand, he has been invited three times to present workshops for teachers in Singapore. In April of 2004, Williams was the keynote speaker for 400 principals and teachers in Beijing.
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