Higher Order Thinking Skills and Literature at SMK Seri Hartamas
A workshop on “Higher Order Thinking Skills and Literature” was conducted at SMK Seri Hartamas on Saturday 25 June 2016. The workshop comprised 9 teachers (including the Head of Department) and 19 Form Four and Form Five students. The workshop was conducted by Miss Amar Shobha Sarna and the target audience consisted of students who will be sitting for the Literature in English Elective paper. In the five-hour session which began at 8.00 am and ended at 1.00 pm, students and teachers were exposed to a number of techniques on how to exploit i-Think maps and other graphic organisers. Discussions were pitched at the higher end of Bloom’s revised taxonomy. Students later got into groups and got engaged in the tasks set for them. The floor was used as mini-tables! There were group presentations and it was heartwarming to see how they had actually used the input given earlier. Feedback was very positive and complimentary and there was a request for more workshops on the other genres.