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Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, v3 Jun 2010

This paper identifies an interdisciplinary, five-step process, built upon existing theory and best practices in cognitive development, effective learning environments, and outcomes-based assessment. The "Process for the Development of Higher Level Thinking Skills" provides teachers with an easy to implement method of moving toward a more purposeful and active-learning environment, which encourages higher level thinking.

Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Cognitive Development, Educational Environment, Outcome Measures, Thinking Skills, Active Learning, Critical Thinking, Behavioral Objectives, Questioning Techniques, Experiential Learning, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Innovation, Feedback (Response), Educational Practices, Teaching Methods

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Author: Limbach, Barbara; Waugh, Wendy


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