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Fostering higher order thinking: Consider providing real life scenarios

Posted on Aug, 31 2011

Problem-Based Learning.

Fostering higher-order thinking on part of your students can be a challenge, but it can be encouraged if you consider providing scenarios that reflect real-life situations. Incorporate problem-based learning into your classroom by having students seek solutions to:

  • current/global events (social studies)
  • natural phenomena (sciences)
  • personal financial management (math)
  • interpersonal communication (English/foreign language)
  • exercise and nutrition plan development (health and physical education)
  • musical composition
  • artistic production/performance


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