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going to talk about?

the Classroom

Imadeddin Almadhoun

Objectives

Define Creative Thinking HOTS and LOTS Do some Activities

Creative Thinking

A way of looking at problems or situations from a fresh perspective that suggests unorthodox solutions (which may look unsettling at first).

Creative thinking can be stimulated both by an unstructured

process such as brainstorming, and by a structured process such as lateral thinking. ( Business Dictionary website)

How can you make your students think creatively?

HOTS & LOTS

Thinking skills are categorized into higher- order thinking skills and lower-order thinking skills as follows:

Creating

Evaluating

Analysing

HOTS
HOTS

Applying

Understanding

HOTS & LOTS • Thinking skills are categorized into higher- order thinking skills and lower-order thinking
LOTS
LOTS

Remebering

LOTS

Example Questions of thinking skills:

1. Remember: What happened in 1948? 2. Understand: Re-write the following paragraph in your own words. / Paraphrase the paragraph. 3. Apply: Show me a picture of a rat.

HOTS

Example Questions of thinking skills:

1. Analyse: What happened in 1948?

2. Evaluate: Make a list of pros and cons about your teachers this semester.

3. Create: Write a song about healthy food.

Teachers should use a mixture of HOTS and LOTS when choosing their activities.

When you select activities to use you should have a criteria in mind such as:

1. Does it fit the learning outcomes?

  • 2. Is it suitable for my learners?

  • 3. Is it motivating? 4. How long will it take? 5. Is it a LOTS or a HOTS activity?

Classify the Following:

poster presentation

word

questionnaire

gap fill

completion

interview

information transfer

word search

HOTS

LOTS

Developing Qs and Activities

Research has shown that teachers give

students less than a second to answer.

The ideal wait time for LOTS questions is

3 seconds and 10 seconds for HOTS.

How much time do you wait your students to give an answer?

Developing Qs and Activities

At the beginning of the presentation I used

one type of questions. Can you remember

it?

Predicting.

This is an activity that helps our students use more HOTS.

Developing Qs and Activities

Mention other activities that involve more

HOTS:

Debates and Puzzles for example

Opinion:

Debate

More males should be hired at

companies and other governmental and

private facilities that females.

Are you in favour of or against this

opinion? Why?

Puzzles

Youll be handed some puzzles Work in groups for better results

Thank You

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