What are Higher Order Thinking Skills?

As teachers, you must be aware of Bloom’s Taxonomy and its different levels. These levels can be broadly divided into Lower Order Thinking Skills and Higher Order Thinking Skills.

Let’s look at this video to understand what are Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS):

We saw that the Bloom’s Taxonomy pyramid has six levels, three each on the Lower and Higher dimensions. While remembering, understanding, and applying are Lower Order Thinking Skills, analyzing, evaluating, and creating are Higher Order Thinking Skills. The foundation for HOTS is built by practicing and assessing for the lower order skills.

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