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Second Language Learning and Teaching

Higher Order Thinking Skills in the Language Classroom: A Concise Guide

Authors: Ghanizadeh, Afsaneh, Al-Hoorie, Ali H., Jahedizadeh, Safoura

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  • Comprehensive and versatile conceptualization of Higher Order Thinking Skills
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  • Practical exercises and activities in harmony with Higher Order Thinking Skills-enhancing strategies
  • Concise and practical guide for cultivating Higher Order Thinking Skills in students
  • Essential for language teachers, students, and researchers
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In this book, we try to provide a practical, down-to-earth guide for those who are involved in language learning and teaching. We hope that this book will be a useful reading for those who would like to incorporate higher-order thinking skills (HOTS)-enhancing techniques in their teaching practice. We set out from the position that, although it is hardly doubtful that it is at the heart of education, critical thinking is in reality often not given its due attention in pedagogy, particularly in language education. This book offers readers some practical advice on how to implement HOTS in their own practice. It has been written to take the reader through each technique with the ultimate goal of promoting HOTS step-by-step. 
In the introductory chapter, we present an overview of the theory behind HOTS, its definition, its relation to Bloom’s Taxonomy, its two dimensions (critical thinking and reflective thinking), and the ideas of some influential thinkers in this area. The subsequent chapters present six HOTS-enhancing techniques that classroom teachers can draw from, namely graphic organizers, critical discourse analysis, argumentation, emotion regulation and emotional intelligence enhancing techniques, reflective journals, and mindfulness-based strategies.  
As the book draws on a wide-ranging review of literature with exercises for direct use with language learners, we hope that this provides both theoretical and practical support for the teaching process to help language learners become effective critical thinkers. 
The compilation of the ideas in this book took us a long time, over a decade. Something that takes such a long time requires much engagement and life experience; so did this book.    

About the authors

Dr. Afsaneh Ghanizadeh, Imam Reza International University, The English Language Department, Mashhad, Iran.
Dr. Ali H. Al-Hoorie, Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, The English Language and Preparatory Year Institute, Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Safoura Jahedizadeh, Imam Reza International University, The English Language Department, Mashhad, Iran.            


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Higher Order Thinking Skills in the Language Classroom: A Concise Guide
Authors
Series Title
Second Language Learning and Teaching
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-56711-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-56711-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-56710-1
Series ISSN
2193-7648
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 195
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 117 illustrations in colour
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