Impact of Fostering Higher Order Thinking Skills Training Programme on Science Teachers' Knowledge

Nor'ain Mohd Tajudin, Nurulhuda Abd Rahman, Ong Eng Tek, Rosnidar Mansor
2018 International Journal of Academic Research in Progressive Education and Development  
This case-study aimed at examining whether training programme for teaching and learning in fostering Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) enhances science teachers' knowledge. Within a 36-hour, six-month pre-post experimental design, nine science teachers were undergone a series of HOTS training programme. By using an Inventory of Teaching and Learning in Fostering HOTS instrument, and comparing the scores in pre-post tests we have found that the all science teachers in the study showed a
more » ... cant improvement on their knowledge in teaching and learning to foster HOTS. Our findings suggest that if science teachers purposely and persistently practice higher order thinking strategies there is a good chance for them to be competent in implementing active learning methods with a focus on teaching thinking.
doi:10.6007/ijarped/v7-i3/4553 fatcat:behz3bhuyngznahjksyfcoevke