The Learning Research and Development Center (1991) lists the following higher
order thinking skills:
- "Size up and define a problem that isn't neatly packaged.
- Determine which facts and formulas stored in memory might be helpful
for solving a problem.
- Recognize when more information is needed, and where and how to look
- Deal with uncertainty by 'brainstorming' possible ideas or solutions
when the way to proceed isn't apparent.
- Carry out complex analyses or tasks that require planning, management,
monitoring, and adjustment.
- Exercise judgment in situations where there aren't clear-cut 'right'
and 'wrong' answers, but more and less useful ways of doing things.
- Step outside the routine to deal with an unexpected breakdown or
opportunity." (pp. 3-4)
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