The National Education Policy 2020 encourages our schools to help students become critical thinkers and problem solvers. The discourse on higher-order thinking skills have evolved over the years. In some countries like Australia, higher-order thinking skills are known as general capabilities and in others as 21st century skills. Although different terms are used in different countries, the underlying idea is the same – students should develop skills that help them face the challenges of a complex and changing world.
The teaching community is also discovering what constitutes higher-order thinking skills and efficient ways for teaching and assessing them. Five teaching resources on the topic of higher-order thinking skills have been handpicked by our ACER experts for you.
- ASSESSMENT OF GENERAL CAPABILITIES: SKILLS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY LEARNER: This report has been published in 2020 by the Centre for Assessment Reform and Innovation (CARI) at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). It is the outcome of a three-year research
project that sought to develop an approach for teaching and assessing higher-order thinking skills in