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Go Beyond the Classroom to Help Them Develop Higher-Order Critical Thinking Skills

Inspire students to new levels with resources that require higher-order critical thinking skills. Discovery Education supports skill building at all levels with a variety of resources that help scaffold development. Use the multimodal content and specific instructional strategies to move students from recall, memorization, and basic understanding to application, analysis, evaluation, and synthesis. Then, invite them to use Board Builder and Studio to create their own multimedia.

TSee how we support teachers as they foster higher levels of thinking like:

  • Applying: allows information learned to be used in a new context
  • Analyzing: making connections and drawing conclusions
  • Evaluating/Design: critical/creative thinking, includes bias, accuracy, core themes, evidence to support opinions, the validity of information in order to use it yourself
  • Creating/Synthesizing: combining information from multiple sources and contexts to create something new

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Higher-Order Critical Thinking Skills Sample Pack

  • Key Asset Guide: Higher-Order Critical Thinking Skills
  • Lesson Starter: Ignite My Future
  • Spotlight on Strategies: Inquiry Chart
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Key Asset Guide: Higher-Order Critical Thinking Skills

Discovery Education provides resources and strategies that support going beyond recall, memorization, and basic understanding to engage students in higher-order thinking skills like applying, analyzing, evaluating, and creating.

Lesson Starter: Ignite My Future

With Tata Consultancy Services and Discovery Education explore Ignite My Future in School, a one-of-a-kind initiative transforming the way students across America learn through computational thinking, a foundational skill for 21st century success.

Spotlight on Strategies: Inquiry Chart

This teaching strategy provides students with a table that guides them in using multiple sources to research a topic. The chart helps students think critically about the results of their research and supports students in their efforts to synthesize multiple sources of information into a cohesive and meaningful product.

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